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Social justice

We have 6 items tagged with ‘Social justice’.
  • Recovering wildlife populations in Namibia are largely attributed to policies that give local people rights to benefit from wildlife on their land (Photo: Ronald Woan, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    There’s justice in the battle for biodiversity 

    Increasingly recognised as the irreplaceable basis of our natural world, biodiversity is also fundamental to human wellbeing and sustainable development. James Mayers looks at why effective conservation action is inextricably linked with development and social justice

    28 June 2018 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • A family guards their crops from wild animals on the boundary of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Photo: Mariel Harrison)

    Conservation works better with social justice

    Poverty threatens wildlife conservation despite widespread efforts to integrate conservation and development so that local communities benefit. So what's going wrong? Our research suggests it's social justice that's missing.

    20 August 2014 | Blog | Biodiversity
  • Schemes such as this provision of a solar panel, provided by Grameen Shaktri, to rural Bangladesh homes are tackling the drivers of poverty and inequality while also greening the economy (Photo: Marufish)

    Ten ways to secure social justice in the green economy

    IIED and CAFOD have published guidelines that policymakers can follow to improve the social outcomes of green economy strategies

    25 April 2014 | News | Green economy
  • How far should social protection go?

    The Centre for Social Protection´s conference ‘Social Protection for Social Justice’,  came, in the words of the Institute for Development Studies’ Stephen Devereux, a full 11 and ¾ years after the term ‘social protection’ was first coined. Since then, social protection has risen steadily up the development agenda, and emerging economies such as Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa have rolled out extensive schemes which transfer cash directly to the poor. This conference challenged delegates to think more critically about the role and limits of such schemes in promoting social justice and challenging structural inequalities.

    20 April 2011 | Blog | Poverty
  • Justice in the forests: Malawi

    This short film, entitled 'Burning issues', looks at charcoal production in Malawi and presents the case for community managed forests

    7 April 2011 | Article | Forests
  • Green Shoots and REDD herrings

    Forests continue to be trashed in many places. One recent estimate, admittedly ‘on the back-of-an- envelope’, indicates a global natural capital loss of US$2.5 trillion a year, of which forests represent a substantial part. We have all recently become used to hearing about trillions of dollars being wiped off the world’s ‘virtual economy’, but this natural capital is real, and its loss is permanent.

    15 October 2009 | Article | Forests
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