Comment to the Environmental Justice Foundation in UK

Your effort is very commendable but your thinking is a bit muddled. Firstly, justice is the idea that a person gets what he/she deserves- I have yet to see a better definition. Therefore, the term “environmental justice”, being impersonal, is meaningless.
Secondly, the basis for protection of the environment is that it is owned in common by everybody. Usually this is on a country basis but also applies on a worldwide basis because environmental effects often cross borders. Those who protect the environment are protecting the asset of all citizens in a country or all residents of the world, as the case may be. On the other side of the coin, those who despoil the environment are offending all citizens of the jurisdiction or of the world as the case may be.

Filed under: Comments to NGO's | April 17th, 2013