This free event is a collaboration between EMEN, the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network, and ERCS, the Environmental Rights Centre for Scotland.
Environmental justice is about ensuring a fair distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. It acknowledges that marginalised groups and communities are more exposed to environmental burdens (such as pollution, proximity to landfill and the impacts of climate change); and have less access to environmental benefits (such as access to good quality green space).
It also recognises that these groups are least responsible for contributing to environmental damage on local and global scales. Yet, they have fewer resources and opportunities to challenge harmful practices and protect the environment now, and for future generations.
This informal discussion, including a delicious free lunch, will seek to prepare us for the challenges we face in the years ahead in dealing with environmental justice.
Know your rights – and learn how you can help to push for a just environmental transition.