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4.1 Discussion

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How can governments tackle the issues of environmental injustices? What can we do internationally? Brainstorm some ideas for what would work in your community and what has not worked well in the past.

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by asifa shaikh -
It seems highly unlikely that some form of world government will impose a detailed system of environmental command-and-control regulation around the world. As a result, a decentralized and market-oriented approach may be the only practical way to address international issues such as global warming and biodiversity.

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by Kyla Mae Capal -
Governments can effectively address environmental injustices by implementing policies that prioritize the needs of marginalized communities. This involves engaging in comprehensive community outreach, ensuring transparent communication, and actively involving affected populations in decision-making processes. Governments should enforce stringent regulations on industries that disproportionately impact vulnerable communities and allocate resources equitably to support environmental protection and public health initiatives. Internationally, collaboration is key. Countries can engage in global agreements, share best practices, and facilitate technology transfer to address transboundary environmental challenges. In local communities, initiatives like community gardens, educational programs, and advocacy groups can empower residents and raise awareness. However, past shortcomings often stem from insufficient community involvement, weak enforcement of regulations, and inadequate compensation for displaced communities.
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by Trish Kyla Rivera Caliso -
To tackle environmental injustices, governments can adopt international, national, and local approaches such as international cooperation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education, equitable distribution of environmental burdens, community involvement, access to information, environmental justice legislation, collaboration with NGOs, monitoring and enforcement, and supporting green technologies. For communities, initiatives like clean-up events, recycling, sustainable local businesses, public transportation, supporting sustainable agriculture, environmental education programs, and preserving green spaces can be effective. Previously unsuccessful strategies include top-down decision-making, weak enforcement, and insufficient funding for environmental protection.
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by Jessica Ross -

The government can help tackle the issues of environmental injustices by implementing other approaches. These approaches could be from local or state levels or International. We could pick up parks and roads as well as plant flowers and trees within our communities. You could also hold recycling days as well to help promote helping the planet. The lack of community participation has been a big downfall in the past as well as lack of education. Education should be at the forefront. 

Jessica Ross

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by Mudassir Nawaz khan -
The government can help tackle the issues of environmental injustices by implementing other approaches.