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New Environmental Justice MOOC (a free online course) run by the University of East Anglia and Future Learn.

The Global Environmental Justice research group at UEA has developed a free online course on Environmental Justice which starting in October 2017. The MOOC highlights the EJ Atlas too, with a tutorial video and some steps to encourage learners to interact with the Atlas.

Why join the course?

The MOOC helps you understand how injustice is a common feature of many environmental problems. Over 5 weeks, issues like deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and other environmental issues are brought to the surface, while trying to aswer:

  • 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?

The MOOC shows 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.


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