Equity, diversity and inclusion in climate action in Canada

Two climate activists recently threw maple syrup on a painting by Emily Carr at the Vancouver Art Gallery to bring attention to the global climate emergency.

Whether or not you agree with their method of getting the point across, we can all agree that climate change is a pressing topic that impacts everyone, especially marginalized communities.

Marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by climate change

Climate change and its effects are not experienced uniformly. Black, Indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), particularly those from lower economic countries, are disproportionately impacted by changing climatic conditions.

Read about the four ways in which these social groups are disproportionately affected by global warming.

Diversity in climate conversations 

Ironically, the communities most affected by changing climatic conditions are the least likely to be invited to participate in discussions.

It is important to include a broad range of perspectives in Canada’s conversation on the climate crisis to truly represent all people living in Canada, specifically those most affected by climate change.

Read this article by Aisha Poitevien, a development officer at the David Suzuki Foundation to learn more