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What’s racism got to do with environmental destruction?

Learn about how racism and environmental destruction are linked with this video from climate activist and our ambassador, Dr Mya-Rose Craig.

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Greenpeace UK

Video thumbnail of Greenpeace's 'What's racism got to do with environmental destruction?' video, narrated by Dr Mya-Rose Craig.
Video thumbnail of Greenpeace's 'What's racism got to do with environmental destruction?' video, narrated by Dr Mya-Rose Craig.
  • For Everyone

What’s racism got to do with environmental destruction?

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Greenpeace UK

About this resource

In this video from Greenpeace UK, climate activist and Global Goals Centre ambassador, Dr Mya-Rose Craig, explains how racism, environmental destruction and big corporations are all linked. From coal mining, palm oil production, and the dumping of plastic waste overseas, to the impact of environmental issues on people of colour here in the UK, this video highlights the many ways that racism and environmental destruction go hand in hand.

Why we recommend this resource

Backed up by evidence from a new report from Runnymede Trust and Greenpeace, this video explores the impact of discrimination and the legacy of colonialism on the environmental emergency. A recent YouGov survey showed that for the vast majority of the UK public, these environmental inequalities are hard to see or understand. This video begins to tackle this barrier and help more people to understand the role of racism and inequality in the environmental crisis.

Goals met by this resource

1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14: Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15: Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

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