Reconciling environmental and social concerns: Findings from the JRF research programme

Malcolm Eames

It is often the most socially excluded communities which experience the greatest environmental inequalities. Since 1999, the JRF has supported a programme of work on reconciling environmental concerns and social policy.

Summary findings from a programme promoting a socially inclusive approach to sustainable development in the UK.

It is often the most socially excluded communities which experience the greatest environmental inequalities. Since 1999, the JRF has supported a programme of work on reconciling environmental concerns and social policy. This paper reviews its main findings looking at:

  • promoting environmental and social justice;
  • defining environmental justice;
  • local initiatives and sustainable communities;
  • sustainable consumption and transport issues;
  • equitable environmental taxes and charges; and
  • where next for research, policy and practice.
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