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Author: Clara Perez

Humans of COP: Coralie Nicopas

Humans of COP: Coralie Nicopas

“It’s them who know better how to take care of the forest, those who live there. We put the man (sic) at the center of production…Now when they walk in the forest, they see barriers.” Coralie Nicopas, a representative of French Guiana’s Parc Naturel Régional about an alternative set of parks set aside by and for the indigenous people of French Guiana as an alternative to the national park model imposed by France that has had various adverse effects on the people living…

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Grassroots Environmental and Climate Justice at COP21

Grassroots Environmental and Climate Justice at COP21

It’s impossible to talk about global climate change without running into issues of inequality, in fact the two seem to be inescapably entangled. The concept of environmental justice emerged, in the United States, in the 60s and 70s when the disparate distribution of pollution, especially toxic waste, among already marginalized social groups drew national attention. In the 60s and 70s, the predominantly white, middle-class environmental movement tended to exclude those who were most impacted by pollution-induced asthma, toxic cancers and poisoned water…

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Naomi Klein and Organizers Talk Intersectionality

Naomi Klein and Organizers Talk Intersectionality

  In a basement auditorium in a quiet Parisian neighborhood, writer Naomi Klein and fellow organizers held a free event to talk about their newly crafted “Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another.” The document was composed by more than 100 Canadians with wide-ranging affiliations and spells out a specific policy plan for how Canada can begin to address issues of environmental and climate, economic and social justice, now.