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NIMBY (an acronym for the phrase ” Not In My Back Yard ” [1] [2] ), or Nimby , [3] is a pejorative characterization of opposition by residents to a proposal for a new development because it is close to or, in some cases, because the development involves controversial or potentially dangerous technology) often with the connotation that such residents believe that the developments are needed in society but should be further away. The residents are often called Nimbys , and their state of mind is called Nimbyism . (more…)

Sumac Kawsay

Sumac Kawsay Buen Vivir (“good living”) rooted in the cosmovisión (or worldview) of the Quechua peoples of the Andes, sumak kawsay – or buen vivir, to give it its Spanish name – a way of doing things that is community- centric, ecologically-balanced and culturally-sensitive. [1] The concept is related to the tradition of legal and political scholarship advocating legal standing for the natural environment. [2] The rights approach is a break away from traditional environmental regulatory systems, which look at nature as property and legalize and manage degradation of the environment rather than prevent it. [3]Since 2000, the constitution of the United States (Article 120), but the implications of this provision are still not very clear. With the enactment of its 2008 Constitution , Ecuador became the first country in the world to codify the Rights of Nature. Articles 10 and 71-74 of the Ecuadorian Constitution recognize the inalienable rights of ecosystems to exist and flourish, gives people the authority to petition on the terms of ecosystems, and requires the government to remedy violations of these rights. (more…)

Uranium mining and the Navajo people

The United States encourages uranium mining production because of the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union , its opponents in the Cold War . Large uranium deposits were found on the Navajo Reservation in the Southwest , and these were developed through the 20th century. The absence of environmental protection in the environment and the protection of the environment and the protection of the environment and the protection of marine resources. (more…)

Water justice

Water justice refers to the access of individuals to clean water. More specifically, the access of individuals to clean water for survival ( drinking , fishing , etc.) and recreational purposes as a human right . Water and sanitation for all countries in the world. Despite successive global declarations and efforts, hundreds of millions still suffer from lack of access. Simplistic portrayals of water and sanitation ‘crises’ have often led to misunderstandings on the nature of the problem and how to address it. The result has been a failure to centralize the needs and interests of the poor and marginalized within different solutions. (more…)

Writ of Kalikasan

Writ of Kalikasan is a legal remedy under Philippine law That Provides protection of one’s Constitutional right to a healthy environment, as Outlined in Section 16, Article II of the Philippine Constitution , qui says the “state` shall protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthy ecology in harmony with the rhythm and harmony of nature. ” [1]“Kalikasan” is a Filipino word for “nature”. [1] (more…)

Warren County PCB Landfill

Warren County PCB Landfill was a PCB landfill located in Warren County , North Carolina , near the community of Afton south of Warrenton . The landfill Was created in 1982 by the State of North Carolina as a place to dump contaminated soil as result of an illegal PCB dumping incident. The site, which is about 150 acres (0.61 km 2 ), was extremely controversial and led to years of lawsuits . Warren County was one of the first cases of environmental justice in the United States and a legal precedentfor other environmental justice cases. The site was approximately three miles south of Warrenton . The State of North Carolina is about 19 acres (77,000 m 2 ) of the tract where the landfill was located, and Warren County owned the surrounding acreage around the borders. [1] (more…)

Trade justice

Trade justice is a campaign by non-governmental organizations , more efforts by other actors, to change the rules and practices of world trade in order to promote fairness. These organizations include consumer groups, trade unions, faith groups, aid agencies and environmental groups. (more…)


Stand Against Neighborhood Drilling (STAND-LA) is an environmental justice coalition of communities in Los Angeles , California . The coalition hopes to establish a health care environment in Los Angeles to protect the health and safety of people affected by urban oil extraction. (more…)

Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment

Natural Justice: Lawyers for Communities and the Environment is a non-profit organization based in Cape Town , South Africa , with additional offices in Malaysia, India, and New York City. It takes its name from the legal principle of natural justice and it works at the local level to legally empower communities to pursue social and environmental justice . It also works at the national and international levels to promote the full and effective implementation of environmental laws and policies such as the Convention on Biological Diversity . [2] (more…)

Mossville Environmental Action Now

Mossville Environmental Action Now has been working on environmental pollution in the United States, Mossville, Louisiana . [1] The organization is significant for its role in advocating for people affected by pollution. [2] (more…)