Advancing Racial Justice and Climate Reparations at the UNFCCC and Beyond

Organizational Author PanAfrican Climate Justice Alliance, The Chisholm Legacy Project, ABT Associates, Action Aid International
Resource Author Mithika Mwenda, Jacqui Patterson, Roslyn M. Brock, Susan Oteino, Denise Abdul Rahman
Resource Type Videos & Webinars
Tags Economic Justice

Resource Summary

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 Racism calls for investments in safe and healthy environments, citing the disproportionate exposure to unhealthy environments due to racism against Afro-Descendant persons; Due to the systemic nature of white supremacy, the extractive global economy, and historic impacts, Afro-Descendant nations and populations endure extreme loss and damage while being historically and systemically deprived of the wealth and power required to be self-determined and resilient; Afro-Descendant nations and people are disproportionately impacted by climate change, including climate forced migration, sea level rise, disasters, shifts in agricultural yields, and more; Afro-Descendant nations and people are among those least responsible for driving climate change;

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