In 2022 the UN intergovernmental panel on climate change released it’s annual report about the climate crisis. It listed, for the first time, colonialism as a driver of the climate crisis.
History lessons might have taught us that British colonialism ended in the 20th century. 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 or affected communities left out of UN climate talks, these colonial practices continue to shape the climate crisis.