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How Climate Action and Social Justice Are Interconnected (24 Hours of Reality 2016)


Kumi Naidoo of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace, and Dignity discusses why the fight for climate action is a vital part of the broader fight for social justice. He's fought against apartheid and domestic violence, and now he's taking on environmental injustice. As he says, “It is the poor that actually suffer the most when there's an environmental injustice… and it's the poor that stand to benefit the most from an energy revolution.” Naidoo emphasizes the cause of grassroots energy groups, who he believes are the best advocates for climate action.