Global Environmental Governance James Gustave Speth and Peter M. Haas. Speth and Haas: Ten of the major global environmental challenges are: Acid rain and regional air pollution Ozone depletion Climate disruption [global climate change] Deforestation Land degradation and desertification
Speth and Haas: Ten of the major global environmental challenges are:
Acid rain and regional air pollution
Climate disruption [global climate change]
Land degradation and desertification
Freshwater degradation and shortages
Marine fisheries decline
Loss of biological diversity
By the 1980s, a new type of grassroots environmentalism had clearly arrived in the US.
1. Distributive Justice: How should environmental burdens and benefits be distributed (or redistributed)?
And there’s also:
2. Procedural Justice: What are fair and equitable procedures for making distribution decisions?
What’s missing is an examination of social, cultural, symbolic, and institutional conditions underlying unfair distributions of burdens and benefits.
Slogan of the EJ Movement:
“We speak for ourselves.”
“The Environmental Justice Movement provides a bottom-up challenge to this paradigm.”
Air pollution Genocide Police brutality/abuse
Biopiracy Globalization Poverty
Brownfields Health care Procedural justice
Consumption Homelessness Racial discrimination
Corporate accountability Housing Recycling
Corporate liability Human genetics Reparations
Corporate welfare Human rights Sovereignty
Crime Immigrant rights Sustainable agriculture
Cultural disempowerment Jobs/unemployment Sustainable development
Decision making Land use/zoning Tenants’ rights
Deforestation Lead poisoning Toxics
Disability rights Medical research Transportation
Education Militarism War
Energy Nuclear testing Waste disposal
Environmental racism Oil and mineral extraction Water pollution
Facility siting Parks and recreation Wildlife
Food Pesticides Worker safety and health