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Innovation Hub | Climate Justice

Climate Justice: essential for advancing on all SDGs. How ambitiously and inclusively the world tackles climate change will determine our success or failure in achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Today’s climate and environmental crises threaten the survival of humanity. All dimensions of our lives are affected, from our physical and mental health to our food, water and economic security. Though the climate emergency affects all of us, it exacerbates existing inequalities, such as those caused by wealth, age, race, and gender.
Addressing climate change must be done through solutions that redress inequalities, transform unequal relations of power and improve the well-being and resilience of frontline communities. As such, climate justice is essential for the advancement of all SDGs as well as the Paris Agreement.
The Dutch development and environment movement share a common ground that motivates their plea for climate justice. Both share a deep, acute concern about climate change, the desire to be part of the transition, and the understanding that a broad movement and united front is paramount for scaling up and out climate justice programs and exerting maximum political pressure, influence and power.

Climate Justice Community of Practice (CoP)

Since early 2023 a new Community of Practice has been set up, with the purpose of strengthening Partos members’ climate justice programs through knowledge exchange and learning. How and when do climate justice programs activate structural system change? How can we manage to reach considerable scale-up and scale-out?
Apart from exploring these questions, the CoP hopes to reach important side effects on informing lobby & advocacy at national, European and other regional and global levels. Last but not least, we hope the trajectory leads to the mobilisation and collaboration of members, for example, on joint program design and implementation.
Target group
The CoP is open to all members of Partos interested in Climate Justice Programs in the Global South and willing to contribute to mutual learning. We will actively seek participation and engagement in both the development and the environment movement.
Networks connect, communities care!
We aim to learn in a Community of Practice in which members commit to come together 4 or 5 times per year and actively share knowledge, experiences, lessons learned and define shared ambition and actions. We envisage that active inputs will come from members and, where necessary, from external experts.
Read more about the CoP’s activities below. Do you want to be part of the CoP? Or do you have questions? Write a message to

Climate Justice CoP activities

Learning and innovation sessions
Partos members gather during strategic Learning & Innovation sessions at least 4 times a year, during which we will collectively brainstorm, share best and worst practices, explore shared ambitions and see how we can strengthen our climate justice programs. Dates and programmes are still to be defined. Sign up for the Community here.
Narrative exploration
A strong common narrative from the development and the environment movements together will enhance mutual respect, common understanding, dialogue and collaboration between organisations and result in strengthened programs and joint advocacy. Throughout the learning trajectory, we will explore if and what common narrative we have.
Documentation of Best Practices
In 2023 we will work on the documentation of best practices in climate justice programs. This document will not only stimulate knowledge exchange between program managers but can also provide input for local or national lobby & advocacy efforts.

Top 10 must reads on Climate Justice

We are putting together a top-10 of must-reads on climate justice programs for the Dutch development sector. Can you recommend a must-read that we should add to the list below? Or are you looking for inspiration? Please feel free to consult and edit this literature list.

Working document: Narrative on Climate Justice

The key elements described in this document form the building blocks for a Partos narrative on Climate Justice. This narrative is meant as a basic and broadly agreed manifest to ‘mobilise concerted action’ by Partos members in pursuit of Climate Justice as well as a guiding source for their individual communications vis-à-vis their respective constituencies and external audiences. Want to add your comments? Click here.