Climate change is fundamentally an issue of human rights and environmental justice that connects local to global. With rising temperatures, human lives—particularly in people of color, low-income and Indigenous communities—are affected by compromised health, financial burdens, and social and cultural disruptions. Those who are most affected and have the fewest resources to adapt to climate change are also the least responsible for greenhouse gas emissions. The success of efforts to combat climate change depends on a climate justice approach—on work in alliance with and support of those on the front lines of economic, social and racial injustice who are also, therefore, on the front lines of climate change. Climate work cannot only address symptoms and not root causes.
We invite projects and programs that address root causes.