Online course: Environmental Justice


Understand how climate change, biodiversity loss and deforestation affect people, exploring justice in environment management with the University of East Anglia. 

Understand environmental injustices

This free online course from the University of East Anglia (UEA) will help you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems. Over 5 weeks, we’ll look at deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues, asking questions such as:

  • Can we manage tropical forests to increase timber revenues and carbon stocks, while ensuring that the people who live in them can fulfil their own subsistence needs and vision of a healthy ecosystem?
  • How can protected areas strike the right balance between contemporary global interests in species conservation, local interests, the needs of future generations and rights of nature?

We’ll show that sustainable environmental management requires attention to justice - that we need to strike the right balance between the needs, interests, rights and aspirations of various stakeholders today, and those of both nature and future generations. 

Learn with UEA’s Global Environmental Justice Group

You’ll learn with the University of East Anglia’s Global Environmental Justice Group Prof Adrian MartinDr Vasudha ChhotrayDr Iokine RodriguezDr Oliver Springate-BaginskiDr Nicole Gross-CampDr Gareth EdwardsDr Brendan CoolsaetDr Teresa Armijosan interdisciplinary mix of scholars interested in the links between social justice and environmental change. Through a series of films shot in Africa, Asia and Latin America, you’ll meet environmental activists and find out how justice can be a powerful motivator for environmental action. You’ll share your own experiences with other learners around the world, thinking about how you can put academic theory into practice, through course discussions, quizzes and assignments. The course will give you a taste of UEA’s MSc in Climate Change and International Development and MSc in Environment and International Development.

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