What is Climate Justice

Commit2Respond is grounded in environmental justice rather than environmental ism — and we are specifically focused on the injustices related to climate change.

Justice means recognizing that the peoples who contribute the least to climate change are the ones suffering the most because of it.

Justice means understanding that oppressions are inextricably linked and that the values that have resulted in the degradation of human groups through slavery, colonization, genocide, and mass incarceration are the same values that leading to the destruction of Earth.

Justice means grounding our work in the needs and leadership of marginalized peoples who are impacted by and fighting climate change—Native peoples, island peoples, poor and low-income peoples whose livelihood and lives depend on the land, and others.

Justice means working in relationship and partnership, always seeking out community-based solutions that challenge the status quo rather than individual actions that only uphold the power structures and values that are destroying our world.

Join us in committing to shift to a low carbon future, advance the human rights of affected communities, and grow the climate justice movement.

 


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