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Climate Justice

H. Res. 367

ELR Congressional Update

Time for a New Age of Enlightenment for U.S. Environmental Law and Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

ELR Article

The issue of environmental injustice has again come into sharp focus in the wake of the predominantly African-American community in Flint, Michigan, being exposed to lead-contaminated drinking water. To secure environmental justice for...

Recent Developments in Climate Justice

ELR Article

Climate justice can be defined generally as addressing the disproportionate burden of climate change impacts on poor and marginalized communities. It seeks to promote more equitable allocation of these burdens at the local, national,...

Sinking Small Island Nations: Calls for a Lifeboat

ELR Article

In the South Pacific, midway between Hawaii and Australia, lies the beautiful island nation of Tuvalu, home to about 10,000 people. In about 40 years, Tuvalu will be uninhabitable, and in 70 years, at best, it is likely to be underwater...

The Impact of Climate Change on American and Canadian Indigenous Peoples and Their Water Resources

ELR Article

Access to water is a fundamental climate change issue in North America and internationally. It is related to significant political, social, and ecological struggles that indigenous peoples face, and governments and courts so far have...