Many factors fuel migration, but climate change is a powerful link. The stressors of loss of crops, unstable housing, extreme storms, and violence that rises with heat are all intertwined with climate change, and the result can be a chain reaction that creates pressure to migrate. Climate solutions that reduce vulnerability—and center communities most at risk— place justice at the center of our collective work to achieve drawdown. Jose Alvillar Hinojosa is the Statewide Director of Youth Programs with Unidos MN. This immigrant-led, multigenerational, Latinx-based grassroots organization builds power to organize and access just solutions around the intersecting issues of immigration, education, and climate change. Unidos MN’s goal is for all of Minnesota’s working families to have pathways to access a good life (el buen vivir).
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— Wednesday, February 15, 2023