Inequality, democracy and climate change
12 Months, 1 Question: March 2021
The social, health and economic impacts of climate change and environmental deterioration disproportionately affect the global south and impoverished communities everywhere. With inequality continuing its steady growth, the least empowered are increasingly bearing the brunt of global policy failures.
At the same time, inequality directly contributes to environmental damage and to the difficulty of enacting necessary change as too many livelihoods depend upon low production costs, subsistence farming and extractive or polluting industries. The vicious cycle of climate change, political inaction, inequality, poverty and environmental degradation is one that needs to be broken if significant steps to preserve the Earth and the dignity of its human inhabitants are to ever succeed.
Teaser of March 2021
The consequences of the climate crisis are borne unequally as the most vulnerable communities are bearing the biggest burden. On the global scale, the countries with very low carbon footprints are the ones suffering first and most from the effects of climate change. On the national scale marginalised groups including women, indigenous communities, Roma communities are at particular disadvantage...
Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB)
- Technical brief - Investing in inclusive resilient sustainable social infrastructure in Europe (November 2020)
See chapter 2.3 Climate change and environmental degradation aggravate inequalities and vulnerability
Innovative forms of resilience against consequences of environmental challenges using sustainable development are emerging in several countries of the Global South. These initiatives are promoting values to preserve the environment while empowering their communities...
The World Forum for Democracy called for expression of interests in presenting innovative initiatives aiming at solving environmental problems and enhancing democracy. In this section you will find the presentation of one of the selected initiatives the “Libe Green Innovation”. If you want to discover other similar projects do not hesitate to follow the Forum Lab “Climate action: Examples from the Global South” 25 of March.