The climate crisis is not only one of nature, but one of society as well. Its effects are the most severe in the Global South, particularly putting stress on women, Indigenous communities, and lower-class people. These are groups that have been disadvantaged through colonial and patriarchal structures for centuries.The recent climate crisis is only amplifying this discrimination. There is currently much academic discourse around the climate emergency – the theme of this year’s Roosevelt Network magazine illustrates this. However, most scholars in the field of sustainability are male and from the Global North. The voices of those affeced the most locally are often side-lined in academia. That is why some students at LUC founded the Working Group Environmental Sciences in 2020. The group campaigns for more reflection at LUC about the role gender, race and coloniality play in the Environmental Sciences.
Climate Justice: The Need for Anticolonial Work in the Environmental Sciences © 2021 by Lina M Pitz is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 .