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Racial Justice is Climate Justice!العدالة العرقية عدالة مناخية!¡La justicia racial es justicia climática!La justice raciale est la justice climatique!Justiça Racial é Justiça Climática!Haki ya Rangi ni Haki ya Hali ya Hewa!

Race, Racism, and Climate Reparations in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

العرق والعنصرية والتعويضات المناخية في اتفاقية الأمم المتحدة الإطارية بشأن التغير المناخي

La Raza, el Racismo y las Indemnizaciones Climáticas en la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático

Race, racisme et réparations climatiques dans le cadre des Nations Unies Convention sur les changements climatiques

Reparações raciais, racismo e climáticas na Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre Mudanças Climáticas

Rangi, Ubaguzi wa Rangi na Fidia za Hewa Katika Muundo wa Mkataba wa Umoja wa Mataifa Kuhusu Mabadiliko ya Hali ya Hewa

Featured Report


Do You Know Who Holds the Power (and the Air, and the Heat, and the Water…)?

By Jacqui Patterson
Founder & Executive Director, The Chisholm Legacy Project

Tomorrow, November 8th, is Election Day and all eyes are on the high-stakes races that will determine which party controls Congress. Few are paying attention to local races for Public Service Commissions (PSC) or Public Utility Commissions. But these races have an outsized impact on our lives.

Live from #COP27 | Every weeknight at 8pm Egypt time

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Global AfroBeat Live Talk Show

Weeknights Live from #COP27

Join us each weeknight starting November 7 2022 as we will be broadcasting live from #COP27. Tune in as we live-stream conversations with leaders and the Global Afro-Descendant Climate Justice Collaborative.

Recent Highlights


Global Afro Beat Blog Page
Updates from the TLCP #COP27 delegation

#COP27 Week One Recap

Our first week in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt has been full of powerful moments and connections with the movement as we organize for climate justice. This has been an amazing journey for our team and we hope that we are able to connect you to the global afrodescendant experience at COP27. Add your support We…


Global Afro Blog: Biden Addresses COP 27 — Defending Democracy and Holding Them Accountable

What Do We Want? Climate Justice! When Do We Want It? Now!


Global Afro Blog: A Change’s Gonna Come — Rise of the Frontlines at COP 27

Meandering around the massive COP 27 venue looking for the first-ever Climate Justice Pavilion was extremely exhaustive, frustrating and challenging.


Global Afro Blog: A Moment of Reckoning for Loss and Damage at #COP27

Opening Day at COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt was bittersweet. For far too long, rich, powerful  developed nations, have wielded their influence to further suppress the pleas for Loss and Damage from developing, Caribbean and small island nations.


Rebroadcast of November 8th 2022 GADCJC Panel: Advancing Racial Justice and Climate Reparations at the UNFCCC and Beyond

Race and racism render Afro-Descendant populations more vulnerable to both the drivers and impacts of climate change; The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report listed colonialism not only as a driver of the climate crisis but also as an ongoing issue that is exacerbating communities’ vulnerability to climate change; The World Conference Against…


The Chisholm Legacy Project Founder & Executive Director Recognized for Global Influence in Climate

Jacqueline Patterson, Founder and Executive Director of The Chisholm Legacy Project has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Climate for 2022/23 by


TCLP Delegation at #COP27

The Chisholm Legacy Project (TCLP) Founder & Executive Director Jacqueline Patterson, Advisory Board Chair Kathy T. Egland, and Alignment Initiative Co-Manager Denise Abdul-Rahman will be attending the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Their delegation will be joined by the Fulbright Scholar Paloma Pavel, Founder and President of Earth House Center.


Photos from The TCLP Delegation #COP27