Annisa D. Amalia, Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia.
Nurul Isnaeni, Senior Lecturer, Department of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia.
Ardian Alhadath, Senior Consultant, ERM Indonesia, Timika
The growing concern over environmental degradation and its impacts on future generations has forced global actors to put forward the principles of environmental justice. However, even though the principles have been mainstreamed and adopted in various policies at all levels, the practices remain flawed. In addition to questions over the state’s political will, capacity and development mindset, forms of resistance from local society also serve as the key practical barrier to realizing the principles of environmental justice. To address these challenges, a system of good governance, which is based on not only the inclusive dialogue but also consensus among stakeholders, must be effectively maintained in order to break the walls impeding the realization of ‘environmental justice’.
Keywords: environmental justice, sustainability, equal distribution, resistance, good governance