Sustainable Scotland: Putting environmental justice at the heart of the policy agenda?

E. McDowell, C. McWilliams

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    Abstract

    The Scottish Executive has declared its intention to 'put environmental concerns at the heart of public policy and secure environmental justice for all communities'. By way of secondary analysis, we explore two high-profile community campaigns which convey a fundamental tension between the rhetoric and practice of environmental justice within an urban framework. A number of concerns from local communities suggest that the proclaimed enthusiasm for sustainability conceals the true cost of its implementation at a local level. We are of the view that environmental justice - flaunted as a core policy government commitment - throws up a range of contradictions and misconceptions, which implies the need for a more progressive and inclusive approach to the implementation of policy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Sustainable City IV: Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
    Pages775-783
    Number of pages9
    Volume93
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    Event4th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability - Tallin, Estonia
    Duration: 17 Jul 200619 Jul 2006

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability
    Abbreviated title SC06
    CountryEstonia
    CityTallin
    Period17/07/0619/07/06

    Keywords

    • City
    • Environmental justice
    • Scottish executive
    • Sustainable development

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