Virtual Book Launch: The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development.

Please join us for the virtual launch of Sumudu A. Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez and Sara L. Seck’s new edited volume, The Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development, on 18 May 2021 at 9am PDT/12noon EDT/5pm BST/6pm CAT &CEST. You can register in advance for the launch here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the launch.

About the Handbook:

Despite the global endorsement of the Sustainable Development Goals, environmental justice struggles are growing all over the world. These struggles are not isolated injustices, but symptoms of interlocking forms of oppression that privilege a few while inflicting misery on the many and threatening ecological collapse. This handbook offers critical perspectives on the multidimensional, intersectional nature of environmental injustice and the cross-cutting forms of oppression that unite and divide these struggles, including gender, race, poverty, and indigeneity.

The work sheds new light on the often-neglected social dimension of sustainability and its relationship to human rights and environmental justice. Using a variety of legal frameworks and case studies from around the world, this volume illustrates the importance of overcoming the fragmentation of these legal frameworks and social movements in order to develop holistic solutions that promote justice and protect the planet’s ecosystems at a time of intensifying economic and ecological crisis. (Cambridge University Press, 2021)

About the Editors:

Sumudu A. Atapattu is Director of Research Centers and International Programs at University of Wisconsin Law School, and Executive Director of the Human Rights Program. She is affiliated faculty with Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights, Sweden, and lead counsel for human rights at Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, Canada.

Carmen G. Gonzalez is the Morris I. Leibman Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She has published widely on international environmental law, human rights and the environment, and environmental justice. Professor Gonzalez has chaired the Environmental Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools, and served as member and deputy chair of the Governing Board of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Earthjustice, the largest public interest environmental law firm in the United States.

Sara L. Seck is an associate professor with the Schulich School of Law and Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University. In 2015, she received the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s Emerging Scholarship Award. She is a regional director with the Global Network for the study of Human Rights and the Environment.