The concept of Environmental Justice is at the heart of the work we do. I think it helpful to have a shared framework for thinking about it and came across a recently published paper:
This paper highlights interrelated themes that could form elements of environmental justice theories for former colonies, which is where most of our work tends to be situated:
- Coloniality This theme provides the frame for understanding the normalisation of exploitation and how it continues to reproduce itself even in modern times.
- Sovereignty This theme shows how the struggle for self-determination either encourages or inhibits environmental justice.
- Resistance This theme sheds light on the active systems that attempt to push back against the power structures of exploitation in pursuit of environmental justice.
Article available here: https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/geoj.12545