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Manesar Industries’ Welfare Association

Manesar Industries Welfare Association is an association that has been set up with the goal of fighting environmental justice issues that affect the region of Manesar . Furthermore, it has been set up to ensure sustainable development vis-à-vis industry. This association has been involved with the Fertile Land Protection Movement in a forward motion to a Citizen’s report that was filed against the Indian Supreme Court in early 2011. The association works in tandem with other associations to ensure that environmental justice in this area are given emphasis by the government as well as by other important entities. (more…)

Charles Lee (activist)

Charles Lee is an American environmental justice activist and senior policy advisor in the Office of Environmental Justice and Environmental Protection Agency . [1] Previously, he served as the director of the Office of Environmental Justice, [2] and before that, he was the director of the Environmental Justice Program at the United Church of Christ for 15 years. [3] (more…)

Leap Manifesto

The Leap Manifesto is a political manifesto issued by a broad coalition of Canadian authors, artists, national leaders and activists in September 2015, during the Canadian federal election campaign . Initial signatories to the Manifesto include Donald Sutherland , Rachel McAdams , Ellen Page , Sarah Polley , and documentary filmmaker Avi Lewis ; musicians Neil Young , Leonard Cohen , and Alanis Morissette ; and writers William Gibson , Naomi Klein and Michael Ondaatje, Along with environmental groups and labor union members form Including Canadian Union of Public Employees President Paul Moist . [1] The document calls for a restructuring of the Canadian economy and an end to the use of fossil fuels. A resolution referring the manifesto to local riding associations for discussion by the 2016 New Democratic Party Convention. [2] (more…)

Lead contamination in Oakland

Lead contamination in Oakland represents a serious and persistent public health threat. Significant portions of the City of Oakland, California have far greater levels than 400 ppm, the level that the US EPA suggests remedial action taken, and far greater than 80 ppm, the California State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. suggests action should be taken at. [1] Lead contamination in modern Oakland comes from three primary sources: remnants from previous industry, deposits from pre-ban leaded gasoline , and paint chips from pre-ban leaded paints . [2] [3]Not all areas of Oakland are affected: Oakland’s contamination is particularly severe, especially because of the Oakland Army Base , and many of Oakland’s poorer neighborhoods also suffer disproportionately (since residents often lack socioeconomic resources to remediate their lawns, or even to repaint their houses). [4] (more…)

Laudato si ‘

Laudato si ‘ (Medieval Central Italian for “Praise be to you”) is the second encyclical of Pope Francis . The encyclical has the subtitle “On Care For Our Common Home”. [1] In it, the Pope criticizes consumerism and irresponsible development , global environmental degradation and global warming , and calls all people of the world to take “swift and unified global action”. [2] (more…)

Human Rights and Climate Change

Human Rights and Climate Change is a conceptual and legal framework under international qui human rights and Their relationship to global warming are Studied, Analyzed, and Addressed. The framework has-been employed by gouvernements, United Nations organs, Intergovernmental and Non-Governmental Organizations , human rights and environmental advocates, and academics to national guidelines and international policy is climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the core international human rights instruments . (more…)

Greenhouse Development Rights

Greenhouse Development Rights (GDRs) is a justice-based effort-sharing framework designed to share the costs of rapid climate stabilization between all countries. More precisely, GDRs seeks to transparently calculate national “fair shares” in the costs of an emergency global climate mobilization, in a way that takes account of the fact that, as things now stand, global political and economic life is divided along both North / South and rich / poor lines. (more…)

Global Alliance on Health and Pollution

The Global Alliance on Health and Pollution (GAHP) is an international collaborative body working to help low- and middle-income countries with toxic hotspots and environmental health problems. These toxic locations are greatly reduced by pollution-related diseases . “The group will work with governments to clean-up toxic hotspots where children, especially, are being poisoned .. It could also respond to emergencies such as a recent lead poisoning outbreak in Nigeria that killed children.” [1] (more…)

Fenceline community

fenceline is a neighborhood that is immediately adjacent to a company that is directly affected by noise, odors, chemical emissions, traffic, parking, and operations of the company. [1] [2] (more…)

European Assembly for Climate Justice

The European Assembly for Climate Justice took place in Brussels from 26 to 29 November 2010.

Over 250 people from ten European countries assembled for debates, discussion, action and networking. (more…)