There is no climate justice without racial justice.
This page was developed in partnership with Second Nature's member institutions to help accelerate the work of racial and climate justice in, and through, higher education.
“Climate justice links human rights and development to achieve a human-centered approach, safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable and sharing the burdens and benefits of climate change and its resolution equitably and fairly. Climate justice is informed by science, responds to science and acknowledges the need for equitable stewardship of the world’s resources.”Mary Robinson Foundation Climate Justice: Principles of Climate Justice
A brief overview of the history of racism in higher education and key terms that inform our work toward racial and climate justice
Key challenges and opportunities for pursuing climate justice as identified by members of the Climate Leadership Network and the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3)
Background and purpose of the Climate Justice Working Group and how to join!
Climate justice and equity-focused sessions from Second Nature's Climate Action Pursuit and webinars hosted with external partners
Case studies from colleges, universities, and cities that incorporated justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) practices into their climate action planning