Neglected peoples are the most affected by the climate crisis


The reproduction of colonialist economic and social practices, carried out by a large part of the companies, imposed as a consequence a climate crisis that exposes the environmental fragilities resulting from the degradation of biomes and the decline of biodiversity.

In the temporal arc, we saw the rise of companies as strong and decisive political actors, moving figures higher than the GDP of several countries and shaping national economies according to their supply and consumption chains, aiming only at profitability to the detriment of sustainability and conservation of the good. collective living.

The ancestral knowledge experienced by quilombolas and native peoples, based on community value and integration with the environment, resisted epistemological genocide and denounced the urgency, that is, it was never new that the practices of a society based on unlimited consumption and exploitation in the would put you in an irreversible climate crisis.

Extreme weather events cause increasing instability to production chains, especially agricultural products, generating fluctuations in the value of food and, inevitably, its scarcity. All this has serious social consequences.

Ensuring access to healthy food needs to be prioritized by all economic sectors. Peoples who are systematically neglected by the State —blacks, quilombolas, riverine peoples, indigenous peoples—are the most affected and need to be at the center of the debate and mitigation actions.

Companies need to implement measures to stagnate climate impacts at the social level. Exempt from this responsibility is to enhance the policy of death that condemns entire families to hunger and that is based on the social tool that tries to de-characterize and not racialize the real ones impacted by climate emergencies. This tool has a name: environmental racism.

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