Schlossberg, David (2007). "Capabilities and Environmental Justice: Animals, Ecosystems, and Community Functioning" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The larger argument of this paper is that a capabilities approach to justice, one focused on individual and community functioning in both human and non-human systems, can be used to bridge the gap between conceptions of environmental justice, or justice among humans with regard to environmental issues, and ecological justice, or justice between humans and nonhuman animals and systems. An expansive capabilities approach to justice, then, is broadly applicable to a range of environmental concerns, and not just individual animals.