Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsHello everyone and welcome to a new week of the environmental justice MOOC. This week will be devoted to global perspectives of environmental justice. We have seen in the past weeks how environmental injustices often play out locally, directly affecting people and communities. And these injustices sometimes have a local environmental origin, such as the the unequal distribution of pollution across some of these communities. But they may also relate to environmental problems and responses which are global in scope , involving different conceptions of justice. So we will explore three topics this week.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 secondsFirstly, we will see how the combination of global power imbalances and the geographic distribution of biodiversity has led to particular ways of using and conserving this biodiversity, some of which have generated both local and global forms of injustice. Secondly, we will take a global look at last week's forest governance module and we will highlight the changing functions of forests and the possible benefits it can provide, and discuss how and why their governance may fail certain people and lead to injustices. And then thirdly, we will focus on the issue of climate change, which, we will argue is fundamentally a justice dilemma.

Skip to 1 minute and 24 secondsWe will reflect on how climate change influences our thinking of environmental justice, and how the Environmental Justice movement has shaped the climate justice agenda over time. I hope you enjoy it.

Welcome to Week 4

Brendan Coolsaet, Assistant Professor, European School of Political and Social Sciences, Lille Catholic University (France) and Affiliate Member of the Global Environmental Justice Group introduces Week 4.

This week you will learn about environmental justice at the global scale.

We will focus on three important topics which have a clear global dimension: biodiversity conservation, forest governance and climate change.

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