What is Environmental Justice?

Environmental Justice ensures the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people  – in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.

An Environmental Justice approach seeks to ensure that:

  • Climate change and other environmental harms do not disproportionately affect those who have contributed least to the problem.

  • The State’s response to environmental challenges addresses inequality and protects the rights of present and future generations.

Climate Change: Health and Housing

Climate Change and Health comic strip. This graphic outlines the implications of air pollution on our overall health.
Climate Change and Health
Climate Change and Housing comic strip. This graphic outlines how climate change has implications on housing.
Climate Change and Housing

To learn more about both of our resources, please click Climate Change and Health or Climate Change and Housing

Read more about environmental justice in Ireland in this report, completed in 2022 by researchers at Dublin City University’s School of Law and Government in conjunction with CLM’s Centre for Environmental Justice.

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