The impacts of the climate crisis and environmental degradation fall disproportionately on people of colour, and on communities in the Global South.
The richest 1% of the world’s population cause twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorest 50%.
That same poorest 50% – 3.5 billion people – live overwhelmingly in countries most vulnerable to climate change, meaning that they are bearing the brunt of a crisis they did not cause.
And because of the structure of the world's border system, the people most affected by the climate crisis - whose livelihoods and homes are lost - will be least able to move across borders in search of a liveable life.
How we respond to this matters now. Migrants and people of colour - who will be most impacted by the crisis - must be at the forefront of the struggle for a better world. And the struggle cannot be won unless we are united. Without climate justice, there can be no migrant justice.
We are calling on the Government to allow climate activists to apply for refugee protection in the UK.
The fights for migrant justice and against the climate crisis are one and the same. This is why we are joining the climate strike (September 2019)
Join us to hear from campaigners at the forefront of the struggles for racial, migrant and climate justice. (November 2021)
Our blog series to accompany COP26, exploring our shared struggles for racial justice, migrants' rights and a liveable planet. (November 2021)