The different forms of global climate inequalities

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If the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance were rewritten for the 21st century world, the “and justice for all” clause might well be changed to “and climate justice for all”, given the paramount importance of this question.

A painful lesson of the past few decades – not just in the United States but around the world – is that the harmful effects of climate change are not evenly distributed among countries and communities. As the climate crisis has devastating consequences for all of us, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres rightly points out that “the poor and vulnerable are the first to suffer and the most affected”.

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