August 2022 Newsletter Newsletter

Confronting Injustice: Racism and the Environmental Emergency

This report from Greenpeace and the Runnymede Trust argues that black, indigenous, and people of colour bear the brunt of an environmental emergency that, for the most part, they did not create, yet their struggles have repeatedly been ignored by those in positions of power. Furthermore, systemic racism operates worldwide to produce inequalities in housing, healthcare, education, the criminal justice system and in the outcomes of the environmental emergency. The urgency of this could not be clearer: temperature variability is already linked to 5mn annual deaths, the majority in the global South. The report concludes that the environmental emergency cannot be addressed without also addressing racial justice. Change will only come about if leaders, experts, activists, communities and supporters act in solidarity with one another worldwide. To read the full report, go to