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Climate Justice Concerns Amongst Ethnic Communities in Northern Thailand
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Climate Justice Concerns Amongst Ethnic Communities in Northern Thailand

A report published in August 2018 shows how climate justice concerns have impacted the “adaptation of girls and young women in ethnic and linguistic minority communities in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai provinces in Northern Thailand.” “Data was collected from six schools and six villages across nine different locations in the districts of Mae Fah...

The Link Between Systemic Racism and Climate Change in the US
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The Link Between Systemic Racism and Climate Change in the US

In the United States, the greatest burden of climate impacts are disproportionately borne by low-income communities of color. Extreme weather events like storms, wildfires, floods, and heat waves cause health problems and property damage across the U.S. Low-income communities often lack funding to rebuild quickly from disasters and ensure resilience to future ones, and for...

There is A Need to Organize an Effective Opposition for Climate Justice in Turkey
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There is A Need to Organize an Effective Opposition for Climate Justice in Turkey

The concept of climate justice is quite new to social movements in Turkey. There are many demographic segments in the country that are vulnerable and are affected by ecological destruction and the climate crisis. These vulnerable communities also take longer and are more difficult to recover from environmental damages. For example, in the most recent...

Rural Dwellers, Already Prone to Geopolitical and Economic Marginalization, are Predominantly Affected by Climate Change in South Africa
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Rural Dwellers, Already Prone to Geopolitical and Economic Marginalization, are Predominantly Affected by Climate Change in South Africa

South Africa is ranked as the second most inequitable country in the world. South Africa’s vulnerability to climate change is exacerbated by the economic inequality, poverty, and our current dependency on coal-fired power generation. The ability to adapt to climate change may be characterised by the same inequalities that have become the fault lines of...

Climate Justice in Saudi Arabia Should be Targeted at Smallholder Farmers, Fishermen, and Low-Income Urban Dwellers
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Climate Justice in Saudi Arabia Should be Targeted at Smallholder Farmers, Fishermen, and Low-Income Urban Dwellers

Smallholder farmers and fishermen are particularly at risk to the effects of climate change because they rely on the environment for their livelihoods. Saudi Arabia is already a country with sparse water resources, and by 2100, field and vegetable crops are expected to require 10-13% more water because of changes in temperature and carbon dioxide...

The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples Has Received Little Attention in Russia
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The Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples Has Received Little Attention in Russia

The most vulnerable part of the Russian population that can expect the greatest risk of lifestyle changes under the influence of climate change are the indigenous peoples (map of ethnic groups across Russia, in Russian). The Russian indigenous peoples’ movement represents 40 indigenous peoples.  As this map indicates the majority of Russia’s indigenous peoples’ population...

Mexico Needs Better Policies to Address Climate Justice
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Mexico Needs Better Policies to Address Climate Justice

Climate justice addresses the needs of those who are least responsible for climate change and often suffer the gravest of its consequences. People living in poverty or in precarious circumstances tend to have neither the resources nor the insurance coverage necessary to recover from environmental disasters. On top of that, such populations often receive an...

Extreme Weather Events Surfaces Climate Needs of Elderly and Those Living Near Flood-Prone Areas in Japan
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Extreme Weather Events Surfaces Climate Needs of Elderly and Those Living Near Flood-Prone Areas in Japan

Over the past decade, Japan has experienced a variety of record-breaking extreme weather events, confirming how catastrophic climate change is. Japan is a country prone to disasters and rains, which has grown increasingly intense in recent years due to global warming. The most recent example is the torrential rain caused in Kyushu in July 2020....

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