Plataforma CIPÓ and LabJaca, a data and narrative laboratory on favelas and peripheries based in Rio de Janeiro, have partnered in the project “Amplifying Voices: combating environmental and climate racism in urban spaces,” financed by the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Through the project, CIPÓ and LabJaca are developing audiovisual content on this urgent topic. The first video is already available and invites us to reflect: do you know how environmental and climate racism affects urban communities?
The project focuses on the Jacarezinho favela, in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. The community, of around 40,000 inhabitants, is affected by dynamics of environmental/climatic racism, which are reflected, for example, in the lack of access to drinking water and basic sanitation — as well as by the economic, human and social costs of recurrent floods.
The next videos in the series will bring visibility to existing data and research, while also amplifying local voices, experiences and demands by sharing accounts by residents of areas affected by climate change and/or environmental degradation in Rio de Janeiro.
Follow CIPÓ and LabJaca on social networks to learn more.