“Climate change is the greatest thread for Global Health in the 21st Century” (Lancet, 2009) Though this statement has been validated within the last 10 years it masks one major aspect. Those who contribute to climate change and those who suffer from it today and in the future are unequally distributed geographically as well as socio-economically. Historically it has been rich people in the global north that have emitted by far the largest amount of greenhouse gases, while poor people in the global south suffer the most from the direct and indirect effects of climate change. Thus, from our perspective sustainable development must prioritize to cut emissions in societies that have contributed to climate change the most and to strengthen those societies that are most affected.
During our session we will cover the basics of climate injustice and link it to the distribution of health effects caused by climate change. As northern Spain and many of the participants countries of origin are already affected by climate change, we will create a space where experiences, emotions and perspectives can be shared. Our session will be highly interactive and adapted to participants needs and wishes.