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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union$
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Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012669

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.001.0001

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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Post-Soviet Estonia

Environmental Justice and Sustainability in Post-Soviet Estonia

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Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union
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Maaris Raudsepp

Mati Heidmets

Jüri Kruusvall

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012669.003.0010

This chapter examines sustainability movement and environmental injustice in post-Soviet Estonia. It describes the political, economic and social changes in Estonia and the transformation of natural environments in this Baltic republic. It highlights environmental degradation and harmful living conditions in the Ida-Virumaa area and the low level of participation protest movements. This chapter also explains the rationale behind Estonia’s national strategy of sustainable development called “Sustainable Estonia 21” which is geared towards increasing social and environmental justice and public participation.

Keywords:   sustainability movement, environmental injustice, post-Soviet Estonia, environmental degradation, protest movements, sustainable development, public participation, social justice, Sustainable Estonia 21, environmental justice

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