15 years activating environmental justice through translocal learning alliances across Mumbai, Accra, Lima & Freetown: here is the legacy coproduced by local communities, partners and students.
The ESD Learning Alliance is an action-research platform that seeks to co-produce actionable knowledge for environmental justice and sustainability in the urban global South. The platform brings together a high diversity of learners, including international students from the Practice Module of the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD) at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, with various institutions and civil society groups working for pro-poor development.
The learning alliance builds an incremental body of knowledge over several years in different cities to understand how environmental injustices are produced and how they can be addressed. Besides seeking to influence policy making and planning through strategy development, it also aims to strengthen the local research capacity of young professionals and partner institutions.