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(IN)JUSTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. A brief reflection on a major topic

Josip Berdica orcid id ; Pravni fakultet Osijek, Sveučilište J.J. Strossmayer u Osijeku, Hrvatska
Toni Pranić ; Pravni fakultet Osijek, Sveučilište J.J. Strossmayer u Osijeku, Hrvatska

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Environmental issues are among the most critical scientific and social problems of today. The human environment is an environment of inequality and crisis, and a platform for debate on the fairness of social order. The crisis is the result of human behaviour, which reflects the failure of development and unjust distribution of consequences. The gap between rich and poor on a global scale is evident in the is proportionate climate change impacts on countries and their ability to cope. In this respect, the economic and political inequalities between First and Third World countries are fortified by ecological ones. The development of international environmental mechanisms such as the Kyoto Agreement is instrumental in this kind of change. The pursuit of tackling and controlling climate change has its unforeseen consequences, whereas in specific communities the existent inequalities are emphasised in new forms. If mechanisms developed for the environment, such as the market of carbon emissions and the carbon balance, lead to environmental injustice and disproportionately affects vulnerable groups, it raises the question of their purpose. On the path of Rawl’s idea on the fairness of social institutions, such system demonstrates itself as contradictory and unjust.

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Carbon market, Ecology, Justice, Kyoto agreement, Social inequalities

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