The Co-Evolution of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice: Cooperation, then Competition, then Conflict

Duke University Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 9, 1998-1999

FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper

26 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2009  

J. B. Ruhl

Vanderbilt University - Law School

Date Written: March 6, 2009

Abstract

This article explores sustainable development and environmental justice as potentially conflicting policy goals. Sustainable development includes equity as one of its five dimensions (in addition to environment, economy, time, and space), whereas environmental justice focuses principally on equity. Over time there is likely to be an increasing number of contexts in which sustainability-based policy solutions do not satisfy environmental justice advocates.

Suggested Citation

Ruhl, J. B., The Co-Evolution of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice: Cooperation, then Competition, then Conflict (March 6, 2009). Duke University Law & Policy Forum, Vol. 9, 1998-1999; FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354736

J. B. Ruhl (Contact Author)

Vanderbilt University - Law School ( email )

131 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203-1181
United States

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