Staring down climate crisis, communities create roadmaps

Canada’s National Observer

Communities across Canada are drawing the connections between climate change and income security in hopes of laying the groundwork for resilience and climate action at the local level.

Dubbed the Green Resilience Project, these discussions, taking place throughout January in more than 30 communities, aim to marry two daunting topics — climate change and poverty — to seek out local solutions.

“They’re both really big, wicked problems with long histories where we’re stuck in patterns of … contributing to climate change on the environment side and contributing to inequalities and social conflict on the income side,” said Sheila Regehr, a member of the Green Resilience steering committee and chair of the Basic Income Canada Network, which is helping to facilitate the project.

To read more, click here.