Politicians and activists around the world have been talking about a green economic recovery from coronavirus. It’s easy to think that this is just about making the economy more climate-friendly, but social justice is a key part of it too. Here’s why.
From climate change to forest fires to human rights abuses, the global industrial meat industry leaves a trail of destruction all over the world. Millions of people's lives depend on a dramatic reduction in the consumption of meat and dairy. And it’s not just red meat that’s the problem.
Remember these names – they might just change the world.
The UK needs to put people back to work, AND tackle the climate and nature emergency. By creating green jobs, the government can do both.
As an organisation and as individuals, we at Greenpeace UK are committed to dismantling systemic racism, creating a community of allies and empowering people of colour. Today we’re making four commitments to improve the way we work on these issues.
Millions of people across the world rely on fishing for their food and livelihood, but – like other food systems – it can work better for both people and the planet. Here’s why environmentalists should support sustainable, small-scale fishers in the UK.
Social distancing has forced cities to rethink their streets, turning car-dominated spaces over to walking and biking. When they see the difference it makes, they might never turn back.
Demand has plummeted because of Coronavirus, but oil workers shouldn’t pay the price for the industry’s latest crisis. Governments can help by giving them a way out.
Climate change is already harming peoples’ lives, but those effects are not being felt equally around the world. People in poorer countries and communities are facing the brunt of the crisis. Climate justice means balancing the scales, repairing the damage to these people’s lives but also holding those most responsible for the climate crisis to account.
As LGBTQ+ history month draws to a close, we celebrate three queer movements that fought David-and-Goliath battles – and won. It’s more important than ever for environmentalists to learn from these phenomenal activists as we continue to fight against the climate emergency.