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Environmental justice and transformations to sustainability

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Global carbon emissions continue to rise,1 rates of global biodiversity loss continue to increase,2 and social and economic inequalities continue to widen.3 Significant global social movements such as Fridays for Future are declaring this
situation an “emergency,” regarding it as a crime against humanity in which political and business leaders stand accused of ignoring the plight of current and future vulnerable people. This association between environmental crises and social injustice is now widely accepted. Many feel that time is running out for incremental approaches to prove effective and that there is an inescapable need for a radical, transformative change that combines sustainability and justice.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-30
Number of pages12
JournalEnvironment
Volume62
Issue number6
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Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2020
Peer-reviewedYes

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