"Levying the burden of climate change on the poorest people, whether at home or internationally, is certainly no recipe for a just or peaceful society." Thousands gather on the Parliament Hill for a rally to call attention to anti-black racism and police violence against black people across Canada and the United States on June 5, 2020. Andrew Meade | iPolitics “No Justice, No Peace,” is the rallying cry for protesters who have filled the streets of North America to denounce anti-Black racism and demand an end to police violence. While the focus of the marchers is racism, the call for justice and the search for peace plays out across the entire fabric of our society. That includes, and perhaps especially, in the fight against climate change. The effort to transition quickly from a fossil-fuel economy to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 will require deeper, structural changes that will leave no person unaffected. OPINION: Feds must focus on bolstering Canada’s natural infrastructure in stimulus plan Done poorly, the solutions would impose further hardships on the poorest and most vulnerable populations, often those in racialized communities that will be hit hardest by the extreme weather and other looming climate-change impacts. […]

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