Justice for Climate, Justice for All

The crisis that has been accompanying climate change is one that has been tagged unfairly. This is because the only innocent people who had nothing to do with causing the crisis get to pay for others’ actions. They feel the effect of the crisis way more than people who caused it. Proffering a solution to the problem is way more complicated than it appears. It goes beyond cutting emission, and it extends to a chance for us all to re-evaluate our stance on how the world operates and try as much as we can to restructure it in a way that would accommodate everyone justly.

Being an advocate of climate justice simply implies that everyone, regardless of their tribe, colour, gender, race etc. have fair and equal access to a risk-free and healthy environment.  Climate justice also means that all persons are empowered and given the right opportunities to create solutions to the climate crisis’ challenges.

Every day, the Climate crisis is considered an issue that affects society and the environment and everyone in it. Despite this, we know the problem doesn’t affect everyone equally. Most times, the Climatic effect is mostly felt by the societies which had the least to do with the climate.

This is incredibly accurate in cases of the Aboriginal islanders. They are already recasting experiences they face regarding the climate crisis, most especially the effect of fossil fuel extraction on their community. This is also applicable to people who live in rural areas all over the world.

Climate change and climate crisis are believed to be a sigh of unfairness and injustice. And as youths, we should be much more concerned about living in such an unjust society. As a community, we should care more about building a just and sustainable future for our people. We should understand that our vision can only be realised amidst clamouring for change and fight for social justice.

The climate crisis we are currently facing is a chance for us to evaluate our communities and how it operates. We need to endure that we eradicate the problems and not refine it to meet them again in the future. If we place justice and fairness at the heart of our vision, then together, we can create the end we all desire. We can have a better world with thriving economies and cultures and of course, a better community for future generations to live in.

With our firm resolve to be steadfast in our commitment to climate justice, now more than ever, we must do the following.

  • Take charge and collaborate with others to empower those most affected by the climate crisis
  • Ensure that global warming is kept below 1.5 degrees
  • Evaluate the power dynamics in society and find out the cause of the climate crisis

We are clamouring for climate justice, not just for us but for future generations. We can achieve this by empowering those most affected by the situation and collaborate effectively with groups. This way, we can inspire our desired change and of course, a better community.