Designing and Implementing Restoration for Environmental Justice

Duration: 2024-2027

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG

Shedding light on environmental justice considerations in restoration interventions is of utmost relevance to align with the Sustainable Development Goals. This is particularly important in countries of the global South, in which colonial legacies and concerted power imbalances continue to impact social-ecological interactions. Although decision-making increasingly considers distributive aspects of the benefits derived from restoration activities, there is a continued lack of systemic and mechanistic understanding of the relationship between multi-level restoration governance, environmental justice and the sustainability of restoration interventions. For this purpose, this proejct will systematically explore which governance arrangements facilitate or hinder structures to implement environmental justice in the dimensions of distribution, procedures, recognition, capabilities and power.

Contact: Jacqueline Loos