Environmental Justice: Lessons on Definition and Delivery from Scotland

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 52, No. 6, 2009

34 Pages Posted: 5 Jan 2009 Last revised: 24 Jun 2014

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Anne-Michelle Slater

University of Aberdeen

Ole W. Pedersen

Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School

Date Written: January 5, 2009

Abstract

This paper considers the concept of environmental justice in Scotland. It reviews the research and developments in law and policy in this area, starting with the Dynamic Earth speech in Edinburgh in 2002. It analyses the findings by grouping causes and solutions to environmental justice and identifies a particularly wide definition of the concept in Scotland. It concludes that the inclusion of social justice is a defining feature of environmental justice in Scotland; however, measures to mitigate environmental injustice are being implemented in an incremental way, with the most significant achievements being through the implementation of international obligations.

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Scotland

Suggested Citation

Slater, Anne-Michelle and Pedersen, Ole Windahl, Environmental Justice: Lessons on Definition and Delivery from Scotland (January 5, 2009). Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol. 52, No. 6, 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323268

Anne-Michelle Slater

University of Aberdeen ( email )

Dunbar Street
Aberdeen, Scotland AB24 3QY
United Kingdom

Ole Windahl Pedersen (Contact Author)

Newcastle University - Newcastle Law School ( email )

21-24 Windsor Terrace
Jesmond
Newcastle upon Tyne, England NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/staff/profile/ole.pedersen

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