Climate Justice is for those who are least responsible for climate change and who are suffering from its gravest consequences.
The ability of populations to mitigate and adapt to the negative consequences of climate change are shaped by factors such as income, race, class, gender, capital and political representation. These groups generally have less say and involvement in decision-making, political, and legal processes that relate to climate change and the natural environment and thus less autonomy and control of the future narrative. We want to change that.
The Climate Justice Initiative is an indigenous women-led and focused organization addressing the multifaceted issue of climate change in Indigenous communities and peoples by means of economic and community-led empowerment, the development of strategies and methodologies for mitigating and adapting while preserving cultural heritage and directing our own cultural, social, environmental and economic future.
This initiative addresses the effects of climate change within indigenous communities and peoples, particularly those most often left behind, to be safer and more resilient against the growing threat of climate change by inspiring community-led change, mitigation and adaptation while upholding and celebrating traditional value systems. We focus on the effects of climate change through means of economic shifting, education, research, developing sustainable and impactful programs in environmental justice and front-line communities and through individuals by means of financial, educational, social, environmental and indigenous rights.
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