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What’s at stake for communities of color in the global climate crisis?

Equal Time, Ep. 41

Dr. Beverly Wright has been a leading voice on the impact of the global climate crisis for decades, spreading awareness, working on solutions and educating the next generations. As executive director of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, an organization she founded 30 years ago, and a member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, she is the heart of the environmental justice movement.

With the Biden administration’s rollout of billions to help communities combat the effects of climate change, and the United Nations Climate Change Conference convening in the United Arab Emirates through Dec. 12, the spotlight is on the issue and efforts to help vulnerable countries cope with the crisis.

At COP28, Dr. Wright is sharing her organization’s work and amplifying the voices of those most affected: communities of color and indigenous people, particularly those in the Global South. She joins Equal Time to discuss her mission and her message.

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