The most climate-vulnerable populations in the Global South who also face the impacts of biodiversity loss most acutely are often already marginalized groups.
These include women, indigenous people, and other customary rights-holders such as Afro-descendants and ethnic minority communities.
Additionally, groups in vulnerable situations such as smallholder farmers, pastoralists, fishing communities, refugees, and displaced people face heightened vulnerability due to issues including a lack of human rights recognition, poverty, governance challenges, limited resources, conflicts, and climate-sensitive livelihoods.
This event explored ways to expose and remove structural barriers to marginalized people exercising their power in the face of climate vulnerability, discussing:
Socioeconomic disparities in climate action.
Strategies to address climate vulnerability and biodiversity loss in London, Kinshasa, N’Djamena, Nairobi and beyond.
The role of direct finance to indigenous peoples and local communities in achieving climate and biodiversity justice.
This event was jointly organized by Forest Peoples Programme and Chatham House and hosted as a part of London Climate Action Week 2023.