The Co-Evolution of Sustainable Development and Environmental Justice: Cooperation, Then Competition, Then Conflict
Ruhl, J. B.
This article explores sustainable development and environmental justice as potentially conflicting policy goals. Sustainable development includes equity as one of its five dimensions (in addition to environment, economy, time, and space), whereas environmental justice focuses principally on equity. Over time there is likely to be an increasing number of contexts in which sustainability-based policy solutions do not satisfy environmental justice advocates.