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Title: Umweltbezogene Gerechtigkeit in Halle (Saale) – eine Analyse des Ist-Zustands am Beispiel von Silberhöhe und Neustadt
Author(s): Geldbach, Luisa
Issue Date: 2022
Type: Article
Language: German
Publisher: MLU Human Geography Working Paper Series
Abstract: Social inequality as well as climate change and the associated environmental pollution are two of the central issues that concern politics and society. The discourse on environmental justice connects these two subject areas and examines to which extent socio-economically disadvantaged groups are also particularly exposed to environmental pollution. More recent research approaches refer not only to questions of distribution, but also to other dimensions of justice, such as participation and equal opportunities. The paper examines how and where environmental injustices are present in Halle (Saale). After a general overview about the distribution in the whole city, it focuses on the environmental equity in two GDR housing complexes: Halle-Silberhöhe and Halle-Neustadt. In addition to statistical data, information from interviews is used to analyze the remaining dimensions of environmental justice. It turns out that inequalities in environmental equity exist only to a little extent in Halle (Saale), but that the other dimensions of environmental justice could be improved. The chance for participation heavily depends for example on general living conditions. Even if the municipality shows a lot of commitment in social and environmental issues, a closer link between the two areas would be desirable.
Annotations: In der MLU Human Geography Working Paper Series werden in unregelmäßigen Abständen aktuelle humangeographische Forschungsergebnisse des Instituts für Geowissenschaften & Geographie der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in deutscher und englischer Sprache veröffentlicht.
ISSN: 2701-9063
Open Access: Open access publication
Journal Title: MLU Human Geography Working Paper Series
Volume: 8
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