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In 2022 the UN Intergovernmental Panel on climate change released its annual report exploring the causes, impacts, and solutions to the climate crisis. It listed, for the first time, colonialism as a main (and ongoing) driver of the climate crisis.

Often when we think of colonialism in the UK, we reflect on our history lessons which taught us that British colonialism ended in the 20th century, but in reality colonial practices - where Global South communities are exploited and oppressed largely for the benefit of the elite of the Global North - remain at large. Whether that’s indigenous people’s land rights being ignored in the name of conservation, or affected communities left out of UN climate talks.

Watch this webinar to hear panelists, Passy, Ruvimbo and Rev Dr Israel share examples of how colonial practices exist today, and how we can play our part in decolonising our climate action to create a world where all people can live a full life free from poverty, exploitation, and oppression.



  • Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana, Director, One People Commission Evangelical Alliance  
  • Ruvimbo Makumbe, Digital Labs Manager, The Church of England 
  • Passy Amayo Ogolla, Programme Manager, Society for International Development 


Climate and Racial Justice

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Understanding our history is vital for climate justice

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Visions of Colour  A course by Baptists Together for ministers in training to develop an awareness of, sensitivity to, and action towards issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural discrimination in Baptist churches in Britain. 

Climate Change is Racist A book by Jeremy Williams explaining how the climate crisis reflects and reinforces racial injustices.

Revolting Christians An e-book edited by Kevin Snyman and Lawrence Heath-Moore exploring global theologies on climate and the environment. 

Energy for whom? A report from the Society of International Development imagining the different ways Eastern Africa may meet their energy needs within the limits of the global climate crisis. The Markets scenario highlights the possibility of extractive colonial practices continuing at the expense of people in Africa.

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