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Norwich Declaration on Environmental Justice: Money Can’t Buy Environmental Justice

By He Jun (Posted: July 12, 2013)

This declaration emerged from a workshop held at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England in June 20-22, 2013, on global environmental justice.

We, an international group of activists, academics and researchers, observe that environmental injustices are proliferating across the globe.

Cases of environmental injustice are however frequently being addressed by governments, multinational corporations and multilateral institutions as problems that can be resolved through technical or monetary means.

Such narrow understanndings of environmental justice normalise the perpetration of injustice. Instead we believe it is essential to advance an approach to environmental justice founded on fundamental principles of citizenship, political and cultural rights, democratic decentralisation, rule of law, access to due juridical processes and transparent, democratic and accountable governance.

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