Welcome to another episode of Truth Be Told: A Caribbean Call to Action on Climate & Gender Justice.
Guest host Paula Joseph sat down with human rights lawyer and founder of Freedom Imaginaries, Malene Alleyne to explore the intersection of climate change, gender equality, and human rights in the Caribbean.
Malene defines climate change as more than just an environmental concern. In this enlightening podcast, we unravel profound insights on the implications of catastrophic weather events and environmental degradation on the right to life, culture, and various economic and social rights.
Discover how framing climate change within a human rights framework demands accountability, urging governments and corporations to take concrete actions for reparations and sustainable development.
Malene sheds light on the disproportionate burden faced by women, emphasizing the need for tailored solutions that address their vulnerabilities and ensure equitable participation in decision-making processes.
Malene critiques the narrow focus on temperature targets. She calls for a dismantling of the extractivist system, advocating for sustainable development models that respect indigenous knowledge and promote equitable resource distribution. She sees grassroots movements as catalysts for change. While sceptical of the impact of large-scale conferences such as COP, Malene believes in the transformative power of communities envisioning a new world order rooted in justice, equality, and harmony with nature.
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