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I find the knee-jerk reaction from climate orgs about caronavirus, decarbonisation & climage action really concerning, as disabled climate activists are being left out of the conversation, and the result is harmful and ableist narratives.

For decades, disabled people have been portrayed as disposable across society, and this has been reinforced by mainstream environmental campaigning, particularly on issues like straw bans, plastic packaging, & public transport.
These campaigns have consistently painted a story of disabled people and accommodations or tools we need to survive as lazy, or inherently against climate action. It's meant that many disabled climate activists have been left out, and campaigns have caused our communities harm.
Climate change and the rapid spread of this pandemic have the same root causes and structural drivers, and in both cases they affect (kill even) disabled people first and worst.
It is possible to hold space for and take action on two global crises at once, but not if you're leaving out the voices of the 1/4 of the population who most need to be heard.
#ListenToDisabledPeople and make sure that if your e-NGO wants to take action about #COVID19 and climate change, then we're at the decision making table too. Anything less is not #ClimateJustice and is causing harm to disabled people globally.

Thanks to @KeraSauR for helping to craft thinking around this and the response for #SustainedAbility
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