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Justice for the Environment: Developing a Set of Indicators of Environmental Justice for Scotland

Helen Todd and Christos Zografos

Environmental Values 14(2005): 483-501. doi: 10.3197/096327105774462692

This paper explores the context of environmental justice (EJ) in Scotland, and presents a case study whereby the main attributes for an indicator of EJ were identified, encompassing procedural and distributive aspects of justice. Through a participatory process, weights were assigned using a Multi-Criteria Analysis tool, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP). Results show that overall, environmental injustices are mostly associated by respondents to unequal distribution of health burdens due to pollution, yet greater weight is attached to procedural justice by community environmental activists. The paper suggests that AHP may be applied to many situations and could form a basis for the development of tools to address and deliver EJ in Scotland.

KEYWORDS: Environmental justice, indicator, Analytical Hierarchy Process

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Participatory Modelling and the Local Governance of the Politics of UK Air Pollution: A Three-City Case Study.Steve Yearley, Steve Cinderby, John Forrester, Peter Bailey and Paul Rosen

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles

Impure Procedural Justice in Climate Governance Systems. Marco Grasso and Simona Sacchi

In the Name of Science and Technology: The Post-Political Environmental Debate and the Taranto Steel Plant (Italy). Lidia Greco, Francesco Bagnardi

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