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101: We Demand Reparations – Colonialism created a Climate Debt

We demand reparations. Why do countries in the Global North owe a debt to countries in the Global South – and indigenous peoples and communities of colour in the Global North – and why must it be repaid in order to address climate change and deal with its impacts? We discuss why “climate finance” must be seen within the frameworks of reparations for climate debt, and equity and fair shares, rather than as “aid” or “charity.”