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1 - Intersections of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

Framing the Issues

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 March 2021

Sumudu A. Atapattu
Affiliation:
University of Wisconsin School of Law
Carmen G. Gonzalez
Affiliation:
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Sara L. Seck
Affiliation:
Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia) Schulich School of Law
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Humanity stands at a critical juncture. It has entered a new geologic era called the “Anthropocene,”1 in which unbridled economic activity threatens irreversible ecological harm. In the name of “development,” human beings have caused massive ecosystem destruction and species extinction, disrupted the planet’s climate, and generated vast amounts of toxic waste – exceeding the assimilative and regenerative capacity of nature.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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