The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
|Sustainable use assessment, Global assessment (1st work programme)||EPA, 2018|
Fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, colour, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. Fair treatment means that no single group of people should bear a disproportionate share of the negative environmental consequences arising from industrial, governmental, or commercial operations or policies. Meaningful involvement means that: (i) people must have the opportunity to participate in decisions about activities that may affect their environment and/or health; (ii) the public's contribution can influence the regulatory agency's decision; (iii) the public’s concerns will be considered in the decision-making process; and (iv) the decision makers must seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected.
|Values assessment||EPA, 1998, Beretta, 2012|