The climate change movement will never win until we achieve social justice

The Black Lives Matter movement has once again brought the issue of environmental injustice into plain view. The systems that created environmental injustice are also those that have oppressed BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) people for far too long. What’s more, social injustice is inextricably linked with tackling climate change, and we will accomplish neither if we do not solve both issues.

Environmental justice

The Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, colour, national origin or income, with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations…

Global solidarity, fighting climate change and economic reformation is essential to turning the tide on this deadly virus.

Economic downturn

What started as a localised virus has manifested itself into a global health hazard of epic proportions. Stock markets are in free-fall, businesses are closing, sporting events are cancelled. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced a global recession as a result of COVID-19.

This has prompted a substantial global fiscal policy response. In the UK, government is offering a loan guarantee equivalent to £330 billion to support households and businesses. It is anticipated that government borrowing will exceed £175 billion, pushing…

Jessica Webb

Junior environmental consultant with a passion for the environment, travel and health & fitness.

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