The beginning of 2021 is a time to reflect on 2020’s highs and lows, its successes and failures. In Australia’s case, the comparison of our response to COVID-19 and climate change could not be starker.
Multi-dimensional poverty and inequality continue to persist in Africa’s societies.
The majority of African livelihoods rely on income from agricultural activities, which makes them vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the population on the continent is fast growing, which translates into rapid expansion of urban areas and associated infrastructural needs.
Prof. Jeremy Moss from the Practical Justice Initiative considers the role of climate justice in navigating toward a net zero economy.
It is clear nowadays that there are marked differences in the way climate and environmental changes and how their effects on health and their implications have been managed, both in terms of countries’ success in preserving the health of their citizens, and in the magnitude of inequalities. Unfortunately, no matter how bad climate and environmental changes were before the pandemic, and no matter how hard it exposed the inequalities in our society, the post-pandemic world may experience even greater climatic and environmental changes and inequalities.