Schlagwort-Archive: Klimagerechtigkeit

Konferenzbericht: National Environmental Justice Conference and Training 2015, Washington D.C.

Enhancing Communities Through Capacity Building and Technical Assistance/ Civil Rights The Past 50 Years – Now Climate Change / Climate Justice

The annual national U.S. environmental justice conference brought together representatives from U.S. Federal and state agencies, local governments, tribes, community groups, business and industry, public interest groups, academia, and other entities, in order to address the complex challenges of environmental and climate justice that affect minority and low-income populations in particular.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental justice can be defined as „the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. […] It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work.“ Konferenzbericht: National Environmental Justice Conference and Training 2015, Washington D.C. weiterlesen