"He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done." - Leonardo da Vinci
We cannot continue to fight for climate justice without racial justice. It is our responsibility to protect both people and the planet. We cannot have a green and peaceful future without equality, civil rights, and empowered communities. Black lives matter. Ingenious lives matter. Indigenous communities have a prodound spiritual connection to the earth. Land is their mother, and is central to their culture. Climate change adaptation needs to be tailored to local context and provide opportunities fore strong indigenous community engagement. many are depended on local biodiversity and ecosystem services for their sustenance and well-being, and are more vulnerable than most to impacts of climate change. Indigenous peoples poses a wealth of environmental knowledge - we must acknowledge indigenous culture and integrate traditions regenerative practices to protect land and water, as they have for Millennia. We must live in harmony with nature, and one another. Our future depends on it.