SociologyToxic Expertise: Environmental Justice & the Global Petrochemical Industry
Toxic Expertise: Environmental Justice & the Global Petrochemical Industry
Toxic Truths, an edited collection from the Toxic Expertise project, is available open access:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Toxic Expertise project through participating in our global, multi-site research; engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations and exchanges; joining our discussions in workshops and events; and contributing to Toxic News.
One of the key outputs of the Toxic Expertise project is an interactive map of the petrochemical industry, which includes 75 case studies of petrochemical sites. We invite community and environmental groups to add their comments, stories and experiences to the map.
Our June 2020 issue of Toxic News (19th edition), edited by Patricio Flores Silva, offers analytical insights into the connections between the current COVID-19 pandemic (and the responses to it) and the multiple environmental crisis enveloping the world. Through the lens of the COVID-19 crisis, the articles in this issue point to the fundamental conflicts between human development and environmental protection, across key issues such as our food production system, climate change, an uneven distribution of risks in society and a just transition. This issue highlights the need to not go through this global health crisis without reflecting on the underlying problems it reveals about our relationship with the environment and our way of dealing with environmental risks.