Earth Restorative Justice
Restorative approaches to ecological harms

Environmental pollution and the depletion of natural resources have caused great harm to our Earth and her inhabitants. This website explores if Restorative Justice can play a role in healing ecological harms.

Booklet Environmental Justice: Restoring the Future

At the occasion of the international Restorative Justice Week 2019, the European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) has explored the intersection of restorative and environmental justice in its booklet Environmental Justice Restoring the Future.pdf.

The booklet consists of three parts. Part one gives space to reflections on how restorative justice can contribute to environmental justice. Part two contains pioneering experiences in restorative environmental justice, which aim primarily to give a voice to all parties affected by or involved in environmental harm. Part three includes inspiring projects from activists and artists around environmental justice.

Our interview with restorative circles founder Dominic Barter is included in part two, and we co-authored the article on Green Criminology and Restorative Justice together with Dutch criminologist Anneke van Hoek, which can be found in part one.

By giving space to these ideas and initiatives, the EFRJ says it hopes to 'nourish the restorative imagination and create connections between different actors in order to collectively mobilise the restorative power (philosophy, principles and praxis) in the service of environmental justice.' More publications on the intersection of restorative and environmental justice are lined up, and we applaud the EFRJ for its pioneering work on this promising topic.

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