Climate Justice & Inequality: Centring Justice in the Climate Emergency — with Anjali Appadurai

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climate justice
climate action
climate emergency
Sierra Club BC
Climate Emergency Unit
Padma Centre
environmental justice
Global South
environmental organization
environmental law
SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Anjali Appadurai
Below the Radar
Am Johal
Simon Fraser University

Community leader and climate justice activist Anjali Appadurai joins Am Johal for the second instalment of Below the Radar’s Climate Justice & Inequality series. Anjali is a Climate Justice Lead at Sierra Club BC, the Sectoral Organizer for the Climate Emergency Unit, as well as the founder of Padma Centre for Climate Justice.

Anjali and Am talk about the growth of the climate movement, and shifting the focus from being ‘green’ to centering justice for all in the fight against climate change. They speak about lifting up the youth and Indigenous leaders at the forefront of the struggle, as well as how to get involved and make the movement accessible to all.


Anjali is a climate justice activist, communicator and organizer. She works to strengthen climate change messaging and discourse in Canada by centring the stories of those on the front lines of the climate crisis. She brings a strong justice lens to climate change messaging and keeps her work connected to social movements that have been demanding climate justice in the Global South for decades. Anjali is Climate Justice Lead at Sierra Club BC and Sectoral Organizer with the newly formed Climate Emergency Unit.



— Sierra Club BC

— Climate Emergency Unit

— Padma Centre for Climate Justice

— West Coast Environmental Law

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Johal, Am. “Climate Justice & Inequality: Centring Justice in the Climate Emergency — with Anjali Appadurai” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, September 7, 2021.