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'We need to be heard': the BAME climate activists who won't be ignored

People of colour are more likely to be affected by the climate crisis, and yet they are often erased from the debate. A new wave of activists hopes to change thatIn January, after she posed for a photo in Davos alongside Greta Thunberg and several other white climate campaigners, the Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate was dismayed to see that the Associated Press news agency had cropped her out of the image. It started a global conversation about how the voices of black, Asian and minority ethnic people are erased from the climate crisis movement.Climate activism has historically been perceived as a white, middle-class pursuit, but nothing could be further from the truth. Across the UK, BAME people are at the forefront of the fight against the climate crisis. Now, their efforts are being recognised by the Climate Reframe Project, an initiative spotlighting BAME voices in climate activism, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Solberga Foundation, and put together by the team behind former Irish president Mary Robinson's Mothers of Invention podcast. Today, it features a list of the leading figures in the UK, some of whom shared their stories with me. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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