Extractive Industries, Sustainable Energy, Environmental Protection, Climate Change,
Agriculture, Water Access & Sustainable Livelihoods
“Our Environment, Our Responsibility”
Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) is an outstanding institution with its own unique identity and a proud distinct history in Zambia. CEJ was established in 2010 and existed as Youth Image Solutions(YIS), until 2012 when it was rebranded as Centre for Environment Justice. CEJ mandate is to create platforms and processes that promote community access to quality and accurate information on environmental protection, extractive industries, sustainable energy, climate change , agriculture and water access with the ultimate aim of enhancing accountability for better decision making and sustainable development as well as a support safe and adaptive environment as basic fundamental human rights to having a better and prosperous livelihoods.
To become a “Centre for Environmental Justice” and action for sustainable development at Community, District and National level.
To empower, enhance and strengthen environmentally challenged communities, youth, children, women and men by involving them in promoting environmental justice and sustainable management of natural resources.
To help every individual thrive in engaging, negotiating and advocating for “Environmental Justice” while contributing to sustainable development in its aspects.
Our Role as Civil Society
To be a driving force behind greater achievements through the active mobilization of public support through information collection and dissemination, advocating for policy development and implementation, policy dialogues, Traditional leaders and community engagement, assessments and monitoring; and lobby and advocacy.
We create platforms and processes that:
promote community access to quality and accurate information on extractive industries, environmental protection, sustainable energy, climate change policy, water security and agriculture with the ultimate aim of enhancing accountability for better decision making and sustainable development.
Support safe and adaptive environment as basic fundamental human rights to having a better and prosperous livelihoods
Therefore, we actively mobilize public support through information collection and dissemination, policy development and consultation, policy implementation, assessments and monitoring; lobby and advocacy.
We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for gender justice.
Now we must add a new fight –
the fight for Mineral Sharing, Environmental Protection, Sustainable Energy, Climate Justice, Water Security & Agriculture.
Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth, these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between mining, climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.
Further, we can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.