Being Free Means Getting Climate Reparations Right: But Not Everyone Is Onboard – OpEd

| August 9, 2023 | Leave a Comment

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Date of Publication: July 12

Year of Publication: 2023

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: Eurasia Review

Author(s): Mwesigye Robert, Esther Afolaranmi , Carter Dillard

Those who would have to pay the most are trying to hide what the climate crisis is costing the rest of us and ignoring the fact that social justice begins with a fair start in life.

Climate change has already caused harm not only to mothers and children, but also to people of colorIndigenous and fenceline communities, and residents of the world’s poorest nations. These groups have been disproportionately impacted by environmental crises that, for the most part, stem from the pollutive, extractive, and consumerist behaviors of rich nations.

How will they be compensated for this long-term and ongoing harm? Wealthy nations will have to compensate less wealthy ones for the loss and damage, including effective reparation methods like direct payments to young women, mothers, and children through programs like Seeds for the Future family reforms. Family reformation is the key while compensating those affected.

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