Environmental Justice: A Panel on the Connections Between Environmentalism & Social Justice

“Environmental Justice: A Panel on the Connections Between Environmentalism & Social Justice”

March 20, 2019
Osgoode Hall Law School
By: Jayce Chiblow

Photo credit: Jayce Chiblow

The event, hosted by the Environmental Law Society at Osgoode Hall Law School, featured Associate Professor Dayna Scott and Associate Professor Deborah McGregor. Titled “Sex, Gender & Environmental Justice”, Professor Scott explored the connections between sex, gender and EJ in her portion of the talk. Professor McGregor primarily focused on the Indigenous environmental justice discourse, presenting an approach rooted in Indigenous societies, knowledges and forms of justice. Both McGregor and Scott agreed on the importance of changing the focus to solutions, ideally, self-determined solutions. The informative talk presented EJ in a different light, allowing attendees to explore approaches that aim to balance rights and responsibilities.