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India’s Indigenous Peoples are Key Constituents in Climate Action
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India’s Indigenous Peoples are Key Constituents in Climate Action

India is a large country with interspersed legacy and identity largely driven out of its people and their natural habitats. The country has 705 ethnic groups recognised as Scheduled Tribes. which literally means ‘Indigenous Peoples.1  There are, however, many more ethnic groups that would qualify for Scheduled Tribe status but which are not officially recognised....

Germany Needs Increased Research on the Indirect Impacts of Climate Change
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Germany Needs Increased Research on the Indirect Impacts of Climate Change

In Germany, Climate Justice or “Klimagerechtigkeit” is defined as the right for every human being to ‘use’ the atmosphere without greatly impacting it. It is related to having a responsibility towards the society or the world as a whole. The consequences of climate change for individual groups or regions in Germany are not necessarily equal;...

Overseas Populations and Poor People Most Threatened by Climate Change in France
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Overseas Populations and Poor People Most Threatened by Climate Change in France

Thanks to its geographical location and high level of economic development, France is by some measure less impacted by climate change than many other parts of the world. France has, however, a range of regions and populations at risk of suffering disproportionately from the changing climate. Many parts of French territories are poised to experience...

Climate Justice in China
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Climate Justice in China

China is home to 55 ethnic minorities. While many live in rural areas affected by poverty and lack of employment opportunity, environmental or climate (in)justices are not exclusive to them. The divide of who suffers from environmental pollution runs along income and rural-urban lines. And China sees itself internationally as a victim of climate injustices...

Canada is Responding to the Need of Climate Justice in Indigenous Communities
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Canada is Responding to the Need of Climate Justice in Indigenous Communities

Climate justice’s intention is to offer fair treatment and a balanced share of social, environmental and economic benefits across populations. Without a climate justice lens, climate legislation risks may worsen the already deficient gap between the wealthy creating more emissions and those of lower income limited in financing improved energy performance to access rebates or...

Representation in Politics is Essential for Brazil’s Promotion of Climate Justice
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Representation in Politics is Essential for Brazil’s Promotion of Climate Justice

All around the world governments are experiencing the demand for intersectionality as a fundamental principle in environmental decision-making. That is to say, inequity needs to be considered when public policies are created in order to address both social justice and environmental issues. This is particularly relevant for Brazil, that, as a developing country, often sees...

Australians Living on Low-Incomes Have the Fewest Protections from Climate Change Impacts
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Australians Living on Low-Incomes Have the Fewest Protections from Climate Change Impacts

In 2013 the now-defunct National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility raised the spectre of climate risks to disadvantaged Australians. Three heavily disadvantaged local government areas in the state of South Australia – Port Adelaide, Port Pirie and Berri – face the brunt of extreme weather events, rising temperatures, decreased rainfall and sea level rise but...

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