As a guideline, environmental justice intends to avoid and dismantle concentrations of health-affecting environmental burdens in the social space and ensuring equal access across society to environmental resources.
The topic of “Environmental justice in the State of Berlin” lies at the interface between urban development, environmental, health and social policy and addresses the type, extent and consequences of the unequal spatial distribution of environmental burdens and resources, while determining their causes. The basis for this is the granular environmental burden analysis linking essential analyses and results of the environmental justice investigations, presenting them at a unified, specialist level. The Berlin Environmental Justice Map allows a general overview of environmental quality in the districts of the capital. The basis for the scientific analyses are the 542 living environment-oriented planning spaces (German acronym: LOR), binding in nature for the work of planning departments, in the capital city of Berlin.