Useful websites for information on the SDG’s, environmental organisations, events and think pieces to get you started on the global climate change conversations.
https://sdgs.un.org/goals - A link to all 17 of the UN SDG’s, their significance, history and what they mean.
https://ukcop26.org/ - Official link for the UN COP26 website, an introduction to the conference and the big ideas shaping the UK’s climate goals.
https://peopleandplanet.org/ - People & Planet is the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice. We envision a future in which spiralling inequality, instability, climate crisis and resource depletion are reversed, and a world in which the balance of power in society has fundamentally shifted to an equal world that benefits all of us.
Articles (CW: Ableism, Police Brutality, Racism, Sexism)
https://gal-dem.com/extinction-rebellion-risk-trampling-climate-justice-movement/ - “People of colour will be the first to be affected by climate change, but they’re the voices we seem to hear from the least on this matter. The face of the climate movement has seemingly become the white middle-class because they have the privilege of being able to take time off work for these protests, the money to significantly change their lifestyles to be more eco-friendly and the security of being able to trust the police.”
https://gal-dem.com/outcome-un-climate-talks-indigenous-peoples/ - “I am here to support and amplify the voices of my friends and colleagues and the communities we come from. I’ve learned while being at the Climate Talks that if your community doesn’t show up to have a seat at the table, you don’t exist. And even if you do show up, you enter a space that silences you, that puts you into this “radical” category for wanting basic rights acknowledged in the agreement and for wanting meaningful systems change.”
https://gal-dem.com/on-individualism-whiteness-and-activist-superstars/ - “After all – the issue of the climate operates along so many axes of oppression, including racism, misogyny, ableism and class – so we need more marginalised voices than ever involved in the conversation.”
https://greendreamer.com/journal/what-is-environmental-justice-nonprofits - “Sometimes people forget that at the heart of environmental impact are real people and their livelihoods. Many communities don’t have the luxury of a physical barrier between them and environmental hazards.”
https://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a29810900/jane-fonda-arrested-protesting-climate-change-crisis-fire-drill-friday/ - “You know and love Jane Fonda from her two Oscar wins and Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, and you’ve probably heard about the controversy surrounding her Vietnam War protest back in ’72. Most recently, she’s made headlines for #FireDrillFriday, a weekly protest at the National Capitol building to raise awareness about climate change and to hold those in office accountable for the environment.”
https://onca.org.uk/2020/03/25/fope-olaleye-climate-justice/ - “We’re only now saying it’s “climate emergency” when the reality is that the world has been burning for decades and the West has only just noticed.”