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Environmental harmAn eco-justice perspective$
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Rob White

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300403

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300403.001.0001

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Toward eco-justice for all

Toward eco-justice for all

(p.145) Five Toward eco-justice for all
Environmental harm

Rob White

Policy Press

This concluding chapter begins with the observation that when dealing with environmental harms described and examined in this book, there are tensions both within and between the three approaches to justice. The chapter discusses how in their extreme versions, the weighing of certain elements within the particular approaches skew the moral compass in certain directions: for example, toward an environmental justice that is ssocially exclusive to specific oppressed human communities and downplays or ignores ecological inclusion and species interests; an ecological justice that pprioritises places over people and sacrifices specific community interests for the sake of ecocentric conservation ideals; and a species justice that hold the rights of animals over those of human need and the requirements of specific biocentric environments. The chapter attempts to grapple with these tensions by illuminating key dilemmas and identifying possible pathways for their resolution.

Keywords:   Eco-justice, Anthropocentric, Biocentric, Ecocentric, Ecological inclusion, Environmental harm, Ecological justice

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