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To achieve and safeguard a livable world, action on climate must also be action for economic and racial justice. Change must target the roots of the problem (i.e. colonialism, extractive capitalism), uproot what causes harm (i.e. uncurbed growth economy, weakened workers' rights) and tend more healthy approaches (i.e. defund police and move resources to community-directed programs that create safety and security, fully recognize Indigenous self-determination and sovereignty).

  • Some examples that you might talk about:

    • Globally, countries that have benefited the least from fossil fuels, the poorest and most vulnerable countries, experience the most impacts. In fact, many places already experience life-threatening impacts including loss of safe shelter and food scarcity.
    • Racialized communities experience both inequity and disproportionate impacts - precarious housing, food insecurity and air pollution to name a few.
    • Many Indigenous communities are faced with fossil fuel and other polluting projects on their home-lands, irregardless of their rights and sovereignty.
    • Indigenous land-stewardship is very much a part of a livable world.
    • Climate justice is racial justice.


  1. greengirlleah - Intersectional Environmentalism
  2. hot takes - Mary Annaïse Heglar and Amy Westervelt
  3. Yellowhead Institute


  1. Indigenous Climate Action
  3. Land Needs Gaurdians
  4. Unist’ot’en Camp: Wet’suwet’en land defenders against the CGL Pipeline. Find the Wet’suwet'en Suporter Toolkit
  5. Aamjiwnaang First Nation fighting environmental racism in Canada’s toxic chemical valley
  6. Tiny House Warriors Secwepemc opposing Trans Mountain Pipeline in their territories

Anti-Racism Resources

  1. Anti-Racism Resources for White People 
  2. Showing up for Racial Justice Resources
  3. Opportunites for White People in the Fight for Racial Justice,
  4. Just Recovery Resources - TO350
  5. Anti-Black Racism in So-Called Canada