Opinion: U of T must partake in an Indigenous-centric climate plan – Varsity

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Opinion: U of T must partake in an Indigenous-centric climate plan – Varsity

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202119 Views

The university must address the intersectional implications of the global crisis

Investing to Address Climate Change, a supposedly ‘landmark’ charter that the University of Toronto, among other Canadian universities, has signed, aims to adopt more responsible methods for investing in the fossil fuel industry. While the charter projects an eco-conscious image, it fails to effectively address the intersectional impacts of the climate crisis — notably, how universities’ affiliations with fossil fuel investment associate them with an industry that actively discriminates against Indigenous communities in Canada.

According to the Human Rights Watch, Indigenous communities in Canada are at a higher risk of suffering from COVID-19. This is due to systemic inequalities embedded within Canadian society, inequalities that include the climate-related food insecurity also being faced by Indigenous communities. The fight against the climate crisis is inseparable from the fight for Indigenous rights.

Read More: https://thevarsity.ca/2021/01/17/opinion-u-of-t-must-partake-in-an-indigenous-centric-climate-plan/

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