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How climate change and environmental justice are inextricably linked

By Robin Rose Parker

14 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

In this interview, we discover the overlap between climate change and environmental justice - which are different things. The interviewee is one of the architects of the Green New Deal.

Rhiana Gunn-Wright, 32, is one of the architects of the Green New Deal and the director of climate policy at the Roosevelt Institute, a New York-based think tank. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

Q: It's probably best for us to begin with definitions of climate justice and environmental justice. Are those the same thing?

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