This web site provides a resource to accompany the Environmental Inequalities seminar series. The overall aim of the seminar series is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and capacity building so that researchers, policymakers and practitioners are better able to understand and address environmental inequalities in range of UK and international contexts.
The Environmental Inequalities seminar series will bring together academics and practitioners from all disciplines engaged in environmental inequalities research. Focusing on a wide range of environment and social justice issues, the series seeks to review and consolidate progress on environmental inequalities research in the UK, and to build capacity and help shape the future direction of interdisciplinary research in this important area.
Environmental inequality refers to the unequal social distribution of environmental risks and hazards and access to environmental goods and services. As such the term links environmental and social justice concerns and is closely related to the broader normative and campaigning framework of environmental justice.
The discussion paper on cross-cutting themes for the seminar series explains more of the context and the key analytical questions that are to be addressed throughout the seminar programme.
Seven seminars are being held around the country as collaborations between the seminar series organisers - Professor Malcolm Eames at Brunel University and Professor Gordon Walker at Lancaster University – and academics based in each University. Abstracts and powerpoint presentations made at each of the seminars are available as downloads.
Visit the Seminar Programme page for access to these resources.