2020, Academic Paper

Exploring Discrimination in Climate Change Policies: Intertwining Disability Justice and Climate Justice

ANNA LANDRE

Though the international community has made significant strides to include marginalized groups such as women, low-income communities, and indigenous people in climate justice, the same cannot be said for people with disabilities (Kosanic, et. al. 2019). While existing research has explored how the effects of climate change negatively impact people with disabilities, this paper analyzes how even adaptation and mitigation practices, which seek to combat such effects, may do harm to disability communities across the globe. In order to reduce such harms in the present and avoid them in the future, the international community must employ ethical frameworks that bring disability justice to the forefront of climate justice.

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