Fairness in the Low-Carbon Shift: Learning from Environmental Justice

36 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2017

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Uma Outka

University of Kansas - School of Law

Date Written: 2017


There is a unique and time-sensitive context for justice concerns in the low-carbon energy transition - change is happening quickly and discordant notions of fairness are competing for validation in the energy policy space. How fairness questions resolve across this transitional landscape may solidify assumptions and conceptual frames with long-lasting effects. Looking to the environmental justice movement, this article argues its achievements, disappointments, and core principles should inform the transition’s trajectory toward robust integration of environmental justice principles in legal and physical infrastructures for a low-carbon energy sector.

Keywords: Environmental Justice, Energy, Fairness, Climate Change, Low-Carbon, Transition

Suggested Citation

Outka, Uma, Fairness in the Low-Carbon Shift: Learning from Environmental Justice (2017). Brooklyn Law Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2989256

Uma Outka (Contact Author)

University of Kansas - School of Law ( email )

Green Hall
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045-7577
United States

HOME PAGE: http://law.ku.edu/faculty/uma-outka

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