Climate justice “links human rights and development to achieve a human-centred approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable people and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its impacts equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.” - Mary Robinson Foundation
As a network working on the intersection between the environmental sector and the theatre industry, we recognise how BIPOC voices are often sidelined or ignored in these sectors. Despite BIPOC communities being disproportionately affected by climate change, their experiences and rights have not been rightfully acknowledged by many on the international stage. This is part of the wider structural racism and discrimination that exists in the UK and globally.
Leah Thomas has made an Intersectional Environmental Pledge - we want to commit to this pledge going forward in our work.