GLF Climate 2022: Frontiers of Change

 UTC+2 (Cairo, Lusaka, Harare)

Podcast: What does intersectionality have to do with the climate?

Oct 25, 2022 | 5:15 AM - 5:30 AM

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In 1989, the term “intersectionality” was coined to account for how social identifiers – age, gender, ethnicity, class and so on – fuel discrimination and privilege in an interconnected, domino-like fashion rather than piecemeal.
But now, given the undeniable relationship between environmental health and vulnerability levels, it’s clear that planetary factors must be taken into account, too. Activism around climate change and social justice are increasingly interwoven, giving rise to the term “intersectional environmentalism.”
In this episode, produced in September 2020 in collaboration with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative, we speak with Isaias Hernandez, founder of Queer Brown Vegan and a council member of the Intersectional Environmentalist platform, about how to navigate the fight for many forms of justice at once.