Special Issue "Advances in Environmental Justice"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)
Dr. Charles W. Griffiths
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Private Bag X3, Rondebosch 7701, South Africa
Phone: +1 202 566 2288
Interests: environmental justice, benefit-cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, risk analysis, voluntary programs, water quality valuation, air quality valuation
Environmental Justice is a concept developed over the last three decades to address inequities in environmental protection. While often focused on the impacts of environmentally damaging activity (e.g., choosing the location of hazardous waste facilities) on minority and low-income communities, the concept is more broadly applied to the impacts of all environmental activity (including the development, execution, and enforcement of environmental laws) on all disadvantaged populations. The Environmental Justice movement has its roots in the U.S. but has spread to Europe and other parts of the world.
While many definitions of Environmental Justice reflect a call for “fair” or “equitable” treatment in environmental regulation and protection, exact metrics of what constitutes an Environmental Justice problem are often poorly defined. One common focus, used in an Executive Order by President Clinton, is “disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects.”
This special issue will focus on advances in the field Environmental Justice. Articles that quantitatively measure the degree of environmental justice concern in a given situation and develop metrics to gauge improvements will be given special consideration, but all articles that address environmental issues in the U.S. and the world are solicited.
Charles W. Griffiths
- environmental justice
- disproportionate adverse impacts
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2366-2385; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062366
Received: 2 June 2011; Accepted: 16 June 2011 / Published: 22 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (735 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1872-1892; doi:10.3390/ijerph8061872
Received: 12 April 2011; Accepted: 21 May 2011 / Published: 1 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (965 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Making the Environmental Justice Grade: The Relative Burden of Air Pollution Exposure in the United States
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 1755-1771; doi:10.3390/ijerph8061755
Received: 12 April 2011; Accepted: 6 May 2011 / Published: 25 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (541 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Comparing Distributions of Environmental Outcomes for Regulatory Environmental Justice Analysis
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1707-1726; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051707
Received: 19 April 2011; in revised form: 10 May 2011 / Accepted: 12 May 2011 / Published: 24 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (310 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Article: Playing It Safe: Assessing Cumulative Impact and Social Vulnerability through an Environmental Justice Screening Method in the South Coast Air Basin, California
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(5), 1441-1459; doi:10.3390/ijerph8051441
Received: 22 March 2011; in revised form: 15 April 2011 / Accepted: 20 April 2011 / Published: 6 May 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1875 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(11), 4037-4049; doi:10.3390/ijerph7114037
Received: 15 October 2010; in revised form: 29 October 2010 / Accepted: 17 November 2010 / Published: 18 November 2010| Download PDF Full-text (367 KB) | View HTML Full-text | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 25 February 2014