Environmental Justice in Germany
National congress: Environmental Justice in the Social City
By Planergemeinschaft eG, 2016-02-22
On 13 June 2016, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety and the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development will host a congress on the topic of Environmental Justice in the Social City at the RADIALSYSTEM events venue in Berlin. The discussions will focus on how the environmental justice approach informs implementation of the urban development assistance programme Social City. The congress will bring together expert views and good practice examples of urban and neighbourhood development, environmental protection and health sciences.

Conference Language: German.

Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Barbara Hendricks, will open the congress.

Environmental justice highlights the links between environmental quality, human health and social background. It considers the type, extent and consequences of unequal socio-spatial distribution of environmental burdens and examines their causes. The goal is to avoid or reduce the spatial concentration of health related environmental pressures and to establish fair access to environmental resources. Like the Social City programme, the environmental justice approach is geared towards tackling socio-spatial discrimination.

Formal invitations will be sent out in March.

Please save the date in your calendar.

For further information, please click on the following link to project information on the BBSR homepage (in German).
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