New publication contributes to recent discussion on planetary justice

In a recent publication called "Indigenous and traditional communities' way of knowing and being in planetary justice", associate professor of Environmental Governance and Politics Cristina Inoue, along with others, delves into how indigenous peoples and traditional communities struggle for planetary justice in Brazil and South Africa.

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Inoue focuses on two mining projects, namely the Belo Sun project in Brazil's Xingu basin and the Mineral Sand Resources project in South Africa's Xolobeni coast. Though locally based, these ecological distribution conflicts are connected to global chains, impacting the whole planet. The study focuses on people’s demands and to what extent their ways of knowing and being were considered in public consultation and litigation. Moreover, what we can learn from these struggles. 

The article advocates for a more inclusive understanding of planetary justice, addressing various considerations of time, space, and relationships between humans and non-humans. It provides essential insights to reimagining just relations and highlights the pivotal role of indigenous perspectives in achieving a sustainable future for our shared planet.

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