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by Kenya Flash
Last Updated Jan 20, 2021
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What is Environmental Justice?
Oxford University Press defines Environmental Justice as
"a social movement and a research subject. Broadly defined, environmental justice means that all people—irrespective of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and physical ability—have the right to live in clean, healthy, and safe environments; to have equal access to safe and healthy workplaces, schools, and recreation areas; and to have access to safe and nutritious food and clean water."
This conference was held in 2019, and explored topics including extractive industries and human rights, environmental governance, adaptation in response to climate change, and engaging with multiple knowledge systems.
Professor Bell's Research Group is currently investigating how socio-economic status affects air pollution and weather-related mortality in Latin America and how air pollution effects differ by gender.
The Environmental Protection Clinic is an interdisciplinary clinic that addresses environmental law and policy problems on behalf of client organizations such as environmental groups, government agencies, and international bodies.
"Yale University acknowledges that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke,Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land."
For more information on the land acknowledgement, please look here.