Climate Justice resources in English
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Climate Justice resources in English

Understanding Global Warming of 1.5°C
Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change
A Special Report by the IPCC  on “the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty.”

ACT Now for Climate Justice 
ACT Alliance

“The world is facing a climate emergency, and the window of opportunity for decisive action to limit global warming, build resilience and the adaptive capacity of people and communities to climate induced changes and disasters, is closing fast. The decade between 2020 and 2030 will be the most important one for ambitious policy and action.”

Science, Solutions, Solidarity
United Nations
News and resources about the UN and climate change

Care for Creation and Climate Justice
World Council of Churches

Latest news and resources about the WCC’s advocacy for climate and ecological justice

 The Green Rule: Ecological Wisdom from Faith Traditions
Faith and the Common Good
“Selected from many of the world’s great religious texts and spiritual teachings, the Green Rules were chosen to demonstrate that each religion and spiritual philosophy has a long-standing tradition of ecological stewardship. Most are familiar with the Christian Golden Rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” In Hinduism it is expressed; “Do not do to others what would cause pain to you.”

The world’s fight for ‘climate justice’
BBC Future
“Climate justice means many things to many people, but at its core is the recognition that those who are disproportionately impacted by climate change tend not to be those most responsible for causing it.”

Traditional Knowledge Is Essential to Sustainability in the Amazon
EOS Magazine, published by Advancing Earth and Space Science
“At COP26, the Science Panel for the Amazon is emphasizing the need for Indigenous and Local Knowledge to inform scientific and policy recommendations.”

Native Knowledge: What Ecologists Are Learning from Indigenous People
Yale School of the Environment
“From Alaska to Australia, scientists are turning to the knowledge of traditional people for a deeper understanding of the natural world. What they are learning is helping them discover more about everything from melting Arctic ice, to protecting fish stocks, to controlling wildfires.”

ClimateTalk: Science and Solutions | Susan Joy Hassol | TEDxUMontana

“Susan Joy Hassol is a climate change communicator, analyst, and author known for her ability to translate science into English, making complex issues accessible to policymakers and the public for 30 years… She was a contributing author of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released in August 2021.”

Connecting the dots: climate change, migration and social protection
International Institute for Environment and Development
“This study has used migration intention and a binary logistic regression model to understand the extent to which climate change and socioeconomic factors impact intention to migrate.”

Communicating climate change: A practitioner’s guide
UNFCCC +Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
Insights from CDKN’s work in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Covering Climate Now
Co-founded by the Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation in association with The Guardian and WNYC
“CCNow collaborates with journalists and newsrooms to produce more informed and urgent climate stories, to make climate a part of every beat in the newsroom — from politics and weather to business and culture — and to drive a public conversation that creates an engaged public.”

Principles for effective communication and public engagement on climate change A Handbook for IPCC authors
Climate Outreach
“The work builds on the substantial body of knowledge and experience in climate science communication, particularly in the UK and other English- speaking countries – but the insights it contains are relevant for engaging communities in all regions of the world.”

 Climate Change in Africa: A Guidebook for Journalists
UNESCO
“Climate change poses a clear danger to lives and livelihoods across Africa. Journalists there have critical roles to play in explaining the cause and effects of climate change, in describing what countries and communities can do to adapt to the impacts ahead, and in reporting on what governments and companies do, or do not do, to respond to these threats.”

Guide to Diversity in Environmental Reporting
Society of Environmental Journalists
“The climate for environmental journalism is changing in more ways than one. Even as we work to tell the story of a natural and technological world in constant flux, we must also respond to a society that is seeing demographic shifts whose impacts we can never fully anticipate.”

Introduction to Gender and Climate Change
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
“Women’s unequal participation in decision-making processes and labour markets compound inequalities and often prevent women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation. Yet, women can (and do) play a critical role in response to climate change…”

Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change
UN Women Watch
“In many of these contexts, women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men— primarily as they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent for their livelihood on natural resources that are threatened by climate change. Furthermore, they face social, economic and political barriers that limit their coping capacity.”

The Climate Crisis Is Worse for Women. Here’s Why.
New York Times
“Although climate change is a collective problem, its burdens — displacement, homelessness, poverty, sexual violence, disease — weigh more heavily on women and girls.”

What Is Climate Feminism?
Natural Resources Defense Council
“The climate crisis disproportionately impacts women—and women of color in particular. This is why women must lead on its solutions.”

Climate Change is a Threat Multiplier
Action for the Climate Emergency
“What much of the climate movement lacks is a focus on the impacts that are and will have tremendously negative effects on everyday, individual lives, particularly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color). ”

Understanding Environmental Justice and Intersectionality
London Environmental Network
The post covers “a crash course on what intersectionality is and how it relates to environmental justice.”  Other concepts explored include environmental racism and privilege.

Climate Justice 101: Climate Migration
The Climate Reality Project
“A new series of explainers exploring key terms in climate justice. Because the better we understand the issue, the better we can fight for a truly just and sustainable future.”

The impacts of climate change put almost every child at risk
UNICEF
Climate and environmental hazards are having devastating impacts on the well-being and future of children.

A right to participate: Securing children’s role in climate change adaptation
Children in a Changing Climate
“For children all over the world, climate change means the future is far from predictable. Although children in wealthy developed countries are affected, it is children in least developed countries that are most at risk. They are far more likely to be killed or be severely affected by disasters triggered by increasingly unpredictable and severe weather. They are in more danger of being drawn into conflict over scarce national and natural resources.”

Water and Climate Change
UN Water
Facts and figures, links and publications related to water and climate change. “Water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change. Water availability is becoming less predictable in many places, and increased incidences of flooding threaten to destroy water points and sanitation facilities and contaminate water sources.”

Climate Justice for a Changing Planet: A Primer for Policymakers and NGOs
UNCTAD
“This booklet considers how to move towards a climate justice agenda. Chapter 1 explores international discussions on climate change through an equity lens, and takes a critical look at attempts to mitigate emissions. Chapter 2 examines four major gaps in equity that must be central topics for climate justice policy advocacy. Chapter 3 introduces possible policy directions.

The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis
Global Humanitarian Forum
“This report documents the full impact of climate change on human society worldwide today. It covers in specific detail the most critical areas of the global impact of climate change, namely on food, health, poverty, water, human displacement, and security. The third section of  this report highlights the massive socio-economic implications of those impacts, in particular, that the worst affected are the world’s poorest groups, who cannot be held responsible for the problem.”

Climate Justice: Equity and Justice Informing a New Climate Agreement
World Resources Institute / Mary Robinson Foundation
“This paper explores the role of equity in the climate negotiations. It establishes why climate change is an issue of injustice by examining the environmental challenges posed by climate change and links those challenges to socio-ecological and economic systems that undermine the rights of people, especially the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable.”

Position Paper: Human Rights and Climate Justice
Mary Robinson Foundation
“It is imperative that any action to address climate change should not further undermine human rights, but protect and respect them. This can be achieved with a climate justice approach: climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centred approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly.”

Paths Beyond Paris: Movements, Action and Solidarity towards Climate Justice
Carbon Trade Watch
“These short, sharp articles highlight years of struggle, passion and commitment towards environmental, social and climate justice. The writings are contributions from committed activists, researchers, scholars, feminists and thinkers who participate with wide networks of dynamic peoples and groups. They continue to push the limits in the quest towards global justice.”

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