This brand new edition includes one additional article as well as new French translations! Expect more translations in the following months. We cover the topics of eco-ableism within society and the climate movement, climate activism events from the past two months, how the climate crisis and COVID crisis are related, and the falsehood of ‘net zero’.
“Take short showers, throw out everything made out of plastic, go vegan, stop traveling by car.” A lot of activists give out this advice when asked about how to be environmentally friendly. However, for many disabled people, these suggestions are not achievable. Eco-ableism is rampant within society as well as within activist circles – it is imperative that we address it in order to make the world, and our approaches to crises, more equitable. Learn more about eco-ableism as in this article.
In April and May 2021, activists around the world took to the streets and airwaves once again to fight for meaningful climate action from those in power — standing up to world leaders at the Biden Climate Summit, the courts of the European Union, and climate-killer-corporations at company meetings.
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If you follow climate news, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the term “net zero.” This term sounds promising at first, but what does it actually mean? To find out, we reached out to Theresa Anderson, climate policy coordinator for ActionAid International, and interviewed her about the issue.
Check out some important campaigns happening currently and what you can do to help!
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has had an undeniable impact on the climate movement. The disparity when it comes to vaccine access has also left entire communities in the Global South susceptible to the worst effects of COVID-19; and, considering that these places are also heavily impacted by the climate crisis, it is clear that these communities are in a dire situation.
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