Levels of Ecological Justice

Framework for exchanging knowledge

The project’s implementation approach is organized into three operational, fully interdisciplinary levels of “ecological justice” essential for achieving project objectives: the “theoretical level”, the “empirical level”, and the “strategic level”. These levels converge to emphasize and facilitate the exchange of knowledge regarding new socio-legal tools for representing nature’s voice and promoting ecological culture, restoration, and litigation.

The Theoretical Level

The Theoretical Level establishes the philosophical framework for the concept of Ecological Justice, focusing on the analysis of justice, law, and human rights applied to Ecological Justice, culminating in a compendium of Ecological Justice theoretical standards.

The Empirical Level

The Empirical Level investigates how Ecological Justice operates in practice and how diverse knowledge traditions and cultural roots contribute to giving voice to non-human nature. Activities include analyzing the state of the art in implementing nature’s inherent value, procedural techniques for representing non-human nature, and the role of anthropology, biology, ecological sustainability, and economics expert reports in case law.

The Strategic Level

The Strategic Level aims to develop long-term practices in Ecological Justice and contribute to the development of an “ecological citizenship.” Activities include mapping and comparing forms of citizen participation in Ecological Justice, analyzing the participation of private and public legal entities in Ecological Justice instances, creating the Speak4Nature White Book on Ecological Justice, and establishing an Observatory on Ecological Justice.

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