Efforts to address climate change must include Indigenous leaders: report – Thompson Citizen

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Efforts to address climate change must include Indigenous leaders: report – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 202132 Views

February 24, 2021

A Climate Action Team report suggested that any efforts to address climate change must include Indigenous leadership and ensure free, prior and informed consent.

“Manitoba’s Road to Resilience: A Community Climate Action Pathway to a Fossil Fuel Free Future,” introduces an achievable and concrete pathway to a climate-resilient Manitoba.

The report states Indigenous populations are disproportionately impacted by pollution and climate change due to “environmental racism,” and therefore have less access to the resources and materials required to respond and adapt to its impacts.

“Climate has an impact on people, which will continue to grow over time,” said Curt Hull, the lead author of the report and project director for Climate Change Connection, one of the organizations behind the report.

Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/efforts-to-address-climate-change-must-include-indigenous-leaders-report-1.24286424

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