Environmental policy does not just affect nature and climate; it affects human beings around the globe. There is a great need to consider the effects of environmental inequality—not everyone is equally protected from health and environmental hazards regardless of race, gender, income, or national origin.
With the Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, the State Policy Program has initiated three environmental justice research community-building projects.
Just Environments invests in collaborations between communities, students, and scholars based on research and data justice principles in order to explore solutions and practices to promote environmental justice.
The Initiative is facilitating a broad, collaborative discussion among stakeholders to explore opportunities for reducing energy insecurity in the Southeast.