ENT has carried out several applied and research projects in relation to environmental justice issues, paying special attention on how this concept can be applied to develop public policies. In this section we briefly present some of the most important ones.
In 2006, commissioned by the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development (CADS) and the Directorate General of Citizen Participation of the Generalitat of Catalonia, we carried out the study “: Environmental equity in Catalonia: conceptual framework, applicability and diagnosis”. In this project, for the first time in Catalonia, the bases to develop environmental justice policies in Catalonia were established. As an outcome of this project the book “Environmental Equity in Catalonia. Integration of environmental, territorial and social dimensions in decision-making” was published.
In 2007 we conducted for the City Council of Barcelona a “methodological study of environmental equity in Barcelona”. Its main objective was to develop a panel of indicators to analyze the environmental equity problems in Barcelona. It included an analysis of existing data, the design of an equity indicators panel, and some political recommendations.
Finally, in the period 2007-2010 ENT did a research project funded by the AGAUR (Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of the Catalan Government) on environmental justice. It allows us to do a comprehensive study on the options for the Catalan government to introduce environmental justice policies. As a result of this research in 2011 the doctoral thesis “Environmental Justice in Catalonia: analysis and proposals for action for public administration” was published.