What would a Feminist Green New Deal look like?
Event Date: Wednesday 20th May 2020
The Women’s Budget Group invites you to attend our digital seminar on 20th May at 12:30 – 14:00 BST to discuss the beginnings of a Feminist Green New Deal.
Join Sara Reis from the UK Women’s Budget Group and Chair of the Women’s Environmental Network, Halima Begum, interview authors of an exciting new policy paper to discuss: ‘What would a Feminist Green New Deal look like?’
Covid-19 has exposed serious inequalities and lack of resilience in our economy with women bearing the brunt of exposure and economic downturn. Rebuilding from the health and economic crises will require dramatic socio-economic transformation which prioritises people and planet. We need to increase our readiness for future climate crises and take extraordinary action to mitigate the worst of the climate emergency, especially for women who are ‘last consulted first affected.’
The set of ideas broadly known as a ‘Green New Deal’ has a lot to say about the changes needed to tackle global inequality and climate catastrophe but, it hasn’t always considered how gender, or other forms of discrimination like race or class, interact with the climate emergency in the UK.
In this interview, Sherilyn MacGregor and Maeve Cohen from The University of Manchester explore what applying a feminist lens to the Green New Deal ideas can tell us about creating a gender-equal, carbon-neutral future for the UK.
We hope you will join us in conversation with authors of a policy paper on the beginnings of a Feminist Green New Deal.
A Zoom link will be sent to all attendees closer to the time.
Please note, this is a free event, but places are capped so registration is important.