The search for environmental justice / Paul Martin, Sadeq Z. Bigdeli, Trevor Daya-Winterbottom, Willemien Du Plessis and Amanda Kennedy -- The effectiveness of the law in providing access to environmental justice : an introduction / The Hon. Justice Brian J. Preston SC -- The rule of law in the Anthropocene / Klaus Bosselmann -- Biodiversity justice in a climate change world : offsetting the future / Lee Godden and Emily O'Connell -- Human rights and the environment / Justice Susan Glazebrook -- No private property rights in the atmosphere / Ben France-Hudson -- On the theory and practice of the rights of nature / Joel I. Colón-Ríos -- REDD+ implementation in Thailand : legal and institutional challenges / Wanida Phromlah and Paul Martin -- Indonesia REDD+ : beyond carbon, more than just forest / Mas Achmad Santosa, Josi Khatarina and Aldilla Stephanie Suwana -- Consensus federalism and freshwater regulation / Amelia Keene -- International environmental governance in the Pacific Island region / Justin Gregory Rose -- Safe harbours, closed borders? : New Zealand legal and policy responses to climate displacement in the South Pacific / Vernon Rive -- Overcoming climate inertia with unilateral action on black carbon / Anastasia Telesetsky -- Is there relief for transnational harm? / Christopher Chaulk -- The Australian biotechnology regulatory framework : issues concerning adventitious presence (AP), co-existence, liability and coherence / Ramesh Karky and Mark Perry -- Customary law systems for water governance in Kenya / Elizabeth Gachenga -- Legal strategies to expand indigenous governance in climate change adaptation / Donna Craig -- Inclusive practices, innovative collaboration, governance and recognising cultural capital : environmental law through a cultural lens / Johnnie Aseron, Neyooxet Greymorning and Jacqueline Williams. This thoughtful book provides an overview of the major developments in the theory and practice of 'environmental justice'. It illustrates the direction of the evolution of rights of nature and exposes the diverse meanings and practical uses of the concept of environmental justice in different jurisdictions, and their implications for the law, society and the environment. The term 'environmental justice' has different meanings to different scholars and is applied in many different contexts. For some, the focus is on equal distribution of the earth's benefits, with concern for the interests of the less wealthy, disadvantaged minorities, or indigenous peoples. For others, the focus is on the interests of the earth and nature itself. Additionally, for some, environmental justice is a framework for discourse, whilst for others it connotes specific legal principles and procedures. The application of these interpretations through the law involves diverse approaches and rules. In this timely book, expert contributors identify the meanings and the practical translations of environmental justice, reflecting the perspectives of academic, judicial and indigenous people from many countries. Among the issues considered are the rights of nature and its application through judicial practice, and approaches to respecting the laws, cultures and the rights of Indigenous peoples. This integrated exploration of the topic will provide an excellent resource for scholars, judicial officers and practitioners interested in environmental and social justice issues.