Globalization and Environmental Justice


The Project on Globalization and Environmental Justice is focused on uncovering the manner in which the worsening ecological crisis in the global South is directly related to a global system of economic and environmental stratification. Given the absence of national environmental policy in developing nations, the lack of rigorous environmental laws and sanctions against corporate polluters, the anti-environmental content of the so-called “free-trade” agreements, the growing mobility of capital is facilitating the export of environmental problems from the advanced capitalist countries. By expanding its ecological footprint and other forms of unequal ecological exchange, economic growth in the North is dependent upon the increased export of ecological hazards abroad, as well as confiscation of natural resource wealth from the global South.  Our work is focused on developing more just and sustainable fair trade alternatives to current forms of corporate-led globalization.