Reparations and climate justice
Before, at and since COP26, climate and social justice movements have been talking about the need for climate reparations.
Of course, broader demands for reparations have a far longer history, both at UN climate negotiations and in a longer history of resistance to British colonialism. The work done by social movements from the global south, the Pan-Afrikan reparations movement and diaspora groups has made calls for reparations powerful and compelling.
In the increasingly urgent context of the climate crisis, however, the importance of such demands take on a new dimension.
This briefing introduces the concept and history of climate reparations, and considers how we can campaign for them together.