The unravelling climate emergency is the most pressing injustice of our time, for it worsens all the existing inequalities, vulnerabilities and poverties in our societies. Girls and young women – affected by patriarchal systems – are particularly and disproportionately affected.
The impacts of climate change are already being felt globally as weather extremes threaten ecosystems and the human communities they nourish. Agricultural, public health, sanitation, social welfare, and educational systems are particularly vulnerable to the far-reaching effects of climate breakdown. This vulnerability urges countries and societies to swiftly enact measures that bring greater climate resilience, pulling down emissions to zero and adapting to a warming world.
The magnitude and complexity of the crisis makes the climate emergency arguably the most significant global and intergenerational justice issue of our time.
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