IAIA Conference 2018: Environmental Law Association Panel Discussion
The ELA had a panel discussion on the influence of court decisions and environmental justice. Anél du Plessis gave an overview of the changing understanding in scholarship on the meaning of environmental injustice – a very strong focus is nowadays on all vulnerable communities, poverty and powerful governments vis-a-vis exposed citizens. The focus is also on inaction as opposed to positive action causing harm. Louis Kotzé presented virtually on the notion of climate change justice from a global perspective. Peter Kantor discussed court cases dealing with procedural environmental injustice. Stewart Green discussed court cases dealing with basic services and environmental injustice. Willemien du Plessis referred to environmental impact assessment and environmental injustices in court from a South African perspective. John Rantlo presented on the notion of retrospective authorisation as a potential instrument for environmental injustice.
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