|While climate change is already affecting people all over the world, indigenous peoples are disproportionately vulnerable to its impacts. It is not only biodiversity and the environment that is being devastated, but cultural identity and the traditional knowledge that has historically informed stewardship and protection is at risk of being lost.
The fight against climate change must account for existing inequalities, both at the global and local level. Recently, efforts to address this crisis have started to acknowledge the intersecting injustices of racial inequality and climate change, and there has never been more urgency to address these deepening inequalities.
To coincide with the 75th session of the UN General Assembly and Climate Week NYC, Devex and CommonSensing are co-hosting an event on how to build community resilience through the lens of climate justice ‚Äî which links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach by safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable. Together with a panel of experts, we will discuss how community-led approaches can better support resilience building in vulnerable communities. This conversation will explore how to include the protection of biocultural diversity in climate action plans, and how climate justice can serve as an important vehicle to help safeguard the environment "for all," including those at the last mile.
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Turning the Tide: Building community resilience through climate justice
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