Why Climate Resilience and Adaptation Need to Recognize and Correct Past Injustices

Why Climate Resilience and Adaptation Need to Recognize and Correct Past Injustices

Why Climate Resilience and Adaptation Need to Recognize and Correct Past Injustices

03/10/20

“Why does anyone working in resilience and adaptation need to help recognize and correct past injustices?”

 

Great injustices of the past (and present) have thrust marginalized communities into shakier economic and environmental foundations. And with the advent of climate change, these inequities will only be amplified, whether it be through forced migrations of climate gentrification or inequal access to cooling. Because of this, resilience and adaptation professionals will need to understand what injustices have been caused and work to correct them. Only through this can we understand the problems that face communities and make a truly resilient and sustainable future. 

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