The September 2023 edition of the IES’ journal, environmental SCIENTIST, Seeking Natural Justice, is now available open access on our website.
How we respond to matters of environmental justice in the present will shape our society well into the future, as the world grapples with the intensifying effects of climate change and countless other environmental pressures.
Exploring a range of environmental injustices – from the dumping of hazardous waste in a predominantly Black neighbourhood in Dallas, Texas, to disaster capitalism in Barbuda following Hurricane Irma – this edition sheds light on the inequalities inherent in environmental damage. Crucially, these articles also consider routes to attaining environmental justice: such as working with legal systems, engaging in civil disobedience, or creating innovative new ways to hold corporations and authorities to account for environmental wrongdoing. Ultimately, this issue of environmental SCIENTIST examines how – and if – environmental justice can be achieved, particularly for the most vulnerable communities on the front line of the climate crisis.