ENHOJUST POLICY BRIEF: FOR AN ANTI-RACIST ENVIRONMENTAL AND HOUSING JUSTICE (IN ROMANIA)

Through the research carried out in the ENHOJUST project, we aimed to capture the phenomenon of housing in a toxic environment, combining the sociological approach with the legislative, medical, and technical perspective, and measuring air pollution in areas deprived of adequate living conditions. The results of the research are discussed in Part I and II of the report (accessible here in Romanian, fragments of it being embedded into the policy brief in English).

Through the ENHOJUST media campaign we want to contribute to raising awareness about the link between polluted environment, inadequate housing, and poor health, but also to make the state responsible for its obligations to ensure, through public policies, the right to live in a healthy environment and to create socio-economic conditions in which all people can exercise this right.

In addition to the two major sets of activities above, through ENHOJUST we also aimed at developing the concept of anti-racist environmental and housing justice. The introductory chapter of our report is dedicated to this endeavor, detailing the conceptual matrix from below. The latter was designed to reflect the complexity of the interdependencies between housing, the environment and health, and the various forms of social justice.

The Report is structured in four chapters:

  • INTRODUCTION. ENHOJUST CONCEPTUAL MATRIX
  • PART I. POLLUTION / TOXICITY, HOUSING, AND HEALTH
  • PART II. REGULATIONS REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND HOUSING
  • AFTERWORD. CLAIMING PUBLIC POLICY FOR AN ANTI-RACIST ENVIRONMENTAL AND HOUSING JUSTICE

At the link below we present fragments in English from the Report, including the whole Introduction and Afterword, as well as the Conclusion sections of Part I and Part II.

https://www.desire-ro.eu/wp-content/uploads/ENHOJUST-policy-brief_in-English-1.pdf