Environmental Justice Impact Assessment: An evaluation of requirements and tools for distributional analysis
One of the reasons that negative environmental impacts are distributed unjustly may be that assessment methods used to evaluate policies do not adequately examine distributional issues. This research project is intended to provide an evaluation of the range of alternative tools for distributional analysis within policy assessment that may be relevant to promoting environmental justice.
The project examined 17 different forms of impact assessment which are applied to some degree in the UK and could be of relevance to environmental justice distributional analysis. It also reviewed examples of impact assessment methods that have been applied in other countries.