Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE) - PIMA Bulletin No 39 November 2021
Climate Justice and Adult Learning and Education (ALE)
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” Angela Davis
In this bulletin, scholars draw attention to the role of adult educators and activists in the context of a growing ecological crisis. The Bulletin contains short articles on, amongst others, climate justice and lifelong learning, transformative resilience, ecofeminist popular education, creative teaching and learning approaches.
"How do we, adult educators, scholars, activists, play, engage, inhabit ‘climate justice’ – its theory and practice? What roles can we play to mitigate and adapt to the dramatic, anticipated environmental changes? It’s a vast, complex landscape that requires collective insights, imagination, and action. Solving the climate crisis affects all aspects of society. Therefore, our own education as educators, scholars and activists is essential".
"Many regions of the world are already in a climate emergency. Droughts, floods, heatwaves, fires, increasing desertification, food insecurity have already arrived and environmental conditions are only going to get worse. The global meeting on climate change, COP26 begins in Glasgow on 31 October 2021. It is being billed as a ‘make or break’ meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations stating that humanity is on ‘red alert’. People who have contributed least to environmental degradation will suffer the most. This is a climate justice issue".
The authors also connect COVID-19 to the climate emergency and argue the importance of global cooperation and solidarity.
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AuthorShirley Walters, Editor
TypeJournal / Magazine