Agriculture, Water Access & Sustainable Livelihoods
“Our Environment, Our Responsibility”
Who We Are: Center for Environment Justice
Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) is an outstanding institution with its own unique identity and a proud distinct history in Zambia. CEJ is a non-governmental organization established in 2010 whose mandate is to create platforms and processes that promote environmental justice for most vulnerable people in society. Anchored on this mandate, CEJ fosters access to quality and accurate information on environmental protection, extractive industries, sustainable energy, climate change, water security and agriculture 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 livelihood.
A Zambia where everyone has access to a clean and healthy environment and natural resources, and where environmental justice is upheld and protected.
To promote environmental justice and sustainability by empowering communities, advocating for policies and regulations that protect the environment and public health, and providing technical assistance and support to stakeholders.
To assist vulnerable and marginalised communities thrive in advocating for environmental sustainability and sustainable management of natural resources while contributing to sustainable development in its aspects.
Our Role as Civil Society
Playing a critical important role in bringing emerging environmental issues to the attention of policy makers, raising public awareness, promoting innovative ideas and approaches, and promoting transparency as well as non-corrupt activities in environmental decision-making. Furthermore, ensure accountability and sustainability of natural resource management, inclusive socio-economic development and equitable cost and benefit sharing.
This includes community mobilisation and engagement, Lobby and advocacy, research, campaigns, policy dialogues, traditional leaders’ engagements, information collection and dissemination, environmental assessment and monitoring, GIS Analysis and conference/meeting management.
Platforms and processes
We have created annual environmental accountability platforms and processes that brings together multi-stakeholders to discuss matter of environmental protection, mineral resources management, climate change and forestry. This includes the Environmental Protection Dialogue (EPD), Traditional Leaders Caucus, Youth Forestry Indaba and Civil Society Climate Justice Space.
2023 Environmental Protection Dialogue
Date: 10th to 12th October
Venue: Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Kenneth Kaunda Wing,
Lusaka - Zambia
Statements From Our Partners
Learn More About Environmental Issues
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Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land
Our role as civil society in the conservation agenda is well defined and we are well placed to contribute positively towards achieving it. We also fully understand that Environmental protection has never been a burden but a source of innovation.