Climate breakdown will impact all areas of life. We are working to understand the impacts it will have on disabled people and responses based on leadership of disabled people and the wider disability community.
Disability Debrief reports on the climate crisis, and curates a guide to the growing resources in this area. Our original reporting explores research, people and stories from around the world. And our guide to resources showcases voices and wisdom from the disability community.
Our work on climate is led by Áine Kelly-Costello, a disabled storyteller and campaigner based in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is made possible by support from readers and CBM Global. Disability Debrief is a partner of Covering Climate Now.
For curated resources in other subjects, see the Debrief library.
There are many connections between disability and climate. Áine has written an invitation into the meeting between them, offering an invitation to different entry-points, and grounding it in disability justice, care and community:
As communities around the world feel the impacts of climate breakdown, and the need for adaptation is ever-more urgent, there are a growing range of interventions from disabled people, and resources on different areas.
Lovingly compiled by Áine, our guide intentionally uplifts marginalised perspectives and aims to provide a breadth of representation from across the diversity of our community.
- Understanding disability and climate justice
- Impacts of climate breakdown and disaster risk response
- Adapting to climate breakdown and lessening its impact
- Evidence and advocacy
We also have a selection of resources in easy read, Spanish and French:
- Plain language and Easy Read resources
- Recursos sobre el cambio climático y la discapacidad
- Ressources sur le changement climatique et le handicap
This collection was last updated in August 2023.