In a combination of research, interviews, and illustrations, a book was born. That publication makes us look at the Brazilian reality and asks: Who needs climate justice in Brazil? (quem precisa de justiça climática no Brazil? In Portuguese). The reflections present in this book show the need to comprehend what climate justice really means. Trying to pave the way for this conceptualization from cross-sectional perspectives, we listened some of the voices starring this situation in the country to understand which are the colors, races and ethnics, life paths, fighting paths, and actions, among other perspectives that, when analyzed together, show the multiple realities and injustices lived by these people.
Prefaced by Marina Silva, the reflections shown in this book help us to understand the climate crisis as an axis of oppression that, when analyzed from a cross-sectional view, reveals that the impacts of climate change are even more pronounced for black, indigenous, and quilombola women, from rural communities, fisher and shellfish workers, living in the peripheries and favelas. These women are, thus, the focus of this publication. Environmental and climate factors reinforce already existent inequalities and create abysses of extreme marginalization for women being part of these cross-sectors.