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Climate breakdown is occurring earlier and more rapidly than expected — and across the globe, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, and other communities of colour are disproportionately affected by its impacts. Dismantling the underlying inequalities in our society is critical to strengthening our ability to collectively respond and adapt to the climate crisis. Justice and equality are fundamental for people to be the restorative force that the world needs.
Community Forests International is committed to centring
anti-racism in our organization, mission, and actions.
We are committed to the active work of unlearning, challenging, and dismantling racism within the sectors we work in, our communities, and our approaches to solution-building. We acknowledge the systemic racism that we as an organization are entrenched within, and we strive to actively participate in dismantling systems of racial oppression.
We will continue to hold the people and communities most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change at the heart of our thinking and acting by:
As an organization, we are committed to:
Community Forests International does not tolerate nor condone racism of any kind in our work or associated activities. We hold our extended community to the same standards and do not tolerate language or actions that stereotype, oversimplify, or perpetuate colonial narratives.
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We acknowledge that racism is one of many interconnected systems of oppression, and we are committed to an intersectional understanding and approach to our work. Our anti-racism commitments are part of a larger commitment to dismantling all forms of oppression in the movement for climate justice.