PARTNERING FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE
Our work aims to ensure the transition to a clean energy economy repairs systemic injustices rather than perpetuating or exacerbating them.
At the urging of climate-vulnerable nations, the 2015 the Paris Agreement established the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. The global scientific community agrees that climate change is caused by human activity and the 1.5°C threshold was established, "recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change" (Paris Agreement). Unfortunately, global response has been woefully inadequate leading to the predicted increases in climate disasters and unrest we are experiencing today. Urgent action is needed to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate breakdown. Every fraction of a degree matters and every emissions-reducing action is important.
IGC works to reduce harmful emissions and increase quality of life indicators for overburdened communities through climate education and programs that increase access to the benefits of clean energy.
We extend our respect to the past, present, and future Indigenous people of San Diego and acknowledge the violent systemic injustices perpetrated against them. The Kumeyaay have lived on, and cared for, this land since time immemorial. We honor their continued legacy of understanding, stewardship, and reciprocal balance with the land and we uphold their knowledge that people are part of, not separate from, the natural world.