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An award winning media company committed to sharing the perspectives of people of colour from marginalised genders

The climate crisis often seems like an insurmountable challenge – how do we even begin to comprehend, much less tackle, the most pressing issue our planet and people face?

For too long, both climate activism and climate coverage have overlooked the voices and experiences of communities of colour, particularly those in the Global South, who have been living with the impact of the crisis for years. Through our new series ‘It’s Happening Now’, we’re exploring the effect of the climate crisis and campaigning for change to address its effects on marginalised communities in the UK and around the world. The crisis can’t be confined to one part of our lives, and so it won’t be confined to one section of our coverage either.

Here, you’ll be able to find stories spotlighting communities, collectives and individuals who are adapting, innovating and campaigning for solutions, the voices of those on the frontlines, and practical actions you can take straightaway to make a difference. We know the language around the crisis can often be intimidating. As with all gal-dem’s coverage, these stories will be told from the perspectives of people of colour from marginalised genders, in ways that are accessible, clear, and spark hope that it’s not too late to fight for change.

As part of our commitment to covering the climate crisis responsibly and centring the stories of people of colour, we are proud to announce a new partnership with Covering Climate Now – a collaboration of more than 450 newsrooms around the world working together to cover the climate crisis with the accuracy and urgency it deserves. CC Now’s Emergency Statement says, “it’s time for journalism to recognise that the climate crisis is here.” For communities of colour, that recognition is long overdue.

Over the first two weeks of November, we will be covering the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow. The upcoming conference looks to be potentially the least diverse and most inaccessible ever, and our coverage will uplift the voices so often locked out of the corridors of power.

Our commitment stretches beyond the two weeks of COP26, and all stories, past present and future, related to the climate crisis can be found here. This crisis is happening now – we cannot, and will not, ignore it.

With COP26 over, where do we go from here?
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 16 Nov

With COP26 over, where do we go from here?

The crucial Glasgow Climate Pact fails to go far enough or fast enough. gal-dem asks what's next for the climate movement.

  • Diyora Shadijanova
‘Music can move people to make change’: just how useful are climate concerts?
  • it's happening now
  • music
  • 13 Nov

‘Music can move people to make change’: just how useful are climate concerts?

Music has a long history of mixing with social activism. Kimi Chaddah talks to organisers and artists to discuss whether concerts like Climate Live are a logical move for the environmental justice movement.

  • Kimi Chaddah
This is what we mean when we ask the Global North to “pay up”
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 12 Nov

This is what we mean when we ask the Global North to “pay up”

Are Global North countries evading their financial responsibility during the climate crisis?

  • Mitzi Jonelle Tan
6 books to read on climate justice and nature centring marginalised people
  • culture
  • it's happening now
  • 11 Nov

6 books to read on climate justice and nature centring marginalised people

With the climate crisis in full force in the Global South, these are the voices we should try listening to.

  • Francisca Rockey
Inside a new exhibition joining the dots between art, colonialism and the climate crisis
  • culture
  • it's happening now
  • 10 Nov

Inside a new exhibition joining the dots between art, colonialism and the climate crisis

Speaking to the artists behind 'We Are History' at Somerset House which amplifies voices from the Global South

  • Lauren Dei
‘We contribute the least and face the most effects’: the Global South leads Glasgow climate protest
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 07 Nov

‘We contribute the least and face the most effects’: the Global South leads Glasgow climate protest

Saturday 6 November saw climate demonstrations all around the world. We report from the action in Glasgow, host to this year’s crucial climate summit

  • Diyora Shadijanova
Why every second, and every fraction of a degree of global warming, matters
  • first person
  • it's happening now
  • 06 Nov

Why every second, and every fraction of a degree of global warming, matters

Mitzi Jonelle Tan reflects on growing up in the Philippines on the frontlines of the climate crisis, and what we can do next.

  • Mitzi Jonelle Tan
The gal-dem guide to climate reparations
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 05 Nov

The gal-dem guide to climate reparations

'Reparations', 'debt cancellation', and 'climate justice' are all regular features in chatter about the climate crisis – but what do they mean in practice?

  • Anita Bhadani
Three climate activists from the Global South on their daily realities of living through crisis
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 03 Nov

Three climate activists from the Global South on their daily realities of living through crisis

From Uganda to Bangladesh, climate change is wrecking communities. Three young activists talk about how climate crisis has impacted them, and why they've decided to fight for change.

  • Elizabeth Djinis
Many immigrants like me are fighting the climate crisis at two different ends
  • first person
  • it's happening now
  • 02 Nov

Many immigrants like me are fighting the climate crisis at two different ends

When Nyeleti moved to the UK from Mozambique, she didn’t think the climate crisis would trail behind her.

  • Nyeleti Brauer-Maxaiea
In Zimbabwe, communities buckle under the weight of climate tragedies
  • it's happening now
  • politics
  • 01 Nov

In Zimbabwe, communities buckle under the weight of climate tragedies

As climate change hits the Global South, survivors of disasters aren't just having to pick up the physical wreckage of their former lives.

  • Nyasha Bhobo
Nature is healing: how radical gardening offers a future free from land exploitation
  • it's happening now
  • life
  • 31 Oct

Nature is healing: how radical gardening offers a future free from land exploitation

A new approach to tending green spaces is taking root, and it's regenerative, rule-breaking and welcoming of us all.

  • Aimée Grant Cumberbatch