The term "just transition" refers to both a movement and process to transition our society from an economy that relies on fossil fuels, resource extraction, and labor exploitation to one that is decarbonized, regenerative, and that prioritizes social and ecological well-being, equity, and justice.
As part of our Beyond the Buzzwords initiative with Tsai CITY, we've given thought to this term. Have a read and watch this video about a just transition for coal communities.
“Food Desert” is a commonly used but inadequate term coined by researchers to define areas where people have low incomes and low physical access to supermarkets. The term "Food Apartheid" more accurately describes the racist and oppressive systems that create inequitable food environments.
As part of our Beyond the Buzzwords initiative with Tsai CITY, Food Systems and Equity Consultant and CBEY Resident Fellow Tagan Engel helps explain this term.
Have a read and let us know if you feel we are missing anything!
Also, watch this video from Malik Yakini, Executive Director at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, where he discusses food deserts, food apartheid, and food access.
Connect with staff, Fellows and Alumni Visiting Mentors who are thinking deeply about the role of business in creating a just and thriving world.
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