Why do we need a feminist approach to tackling the climate crisis?
Event Date: Thursday 4th November 2021
Join us for an evening of lively discussion, enjoy browsing the stalls, participating in an interactive panel discussion, and networking at the drinks reception.
We’ll hear from international activists, academics, policymakers and grassroots organisations on UK and Global Feminist Green New Deal work. We’ll also be showcasing our Climate Sisters creative projects at the event. Guests will be invited to a networking reception to enjoy drinks and a light buffet whilst also viewing our Climate Sisters exhibition.
Speakers to be announced in early September. Get in touch with email@example.com if you are interested in having a stall at this event.
**This is an in person event. Places are limted as we have reduced numbers to be Covid secure**
More about the event
The twin crises of ecological breakdown and social injustice are what the Green New Deal is designed to address. In terms of ecological breakdown, we know what is needed to ensure the planet continues to sustain life. The same is true of addressing social injustice. We know what conditions must be met to ensure people are able to live flourishing lives: we just need to create them.
However, Green New Deal proposals have paid little attention to gender and intersectional inequality. This risks them unintentionally worsening current structural inequalities in a range of areas including employment, housing, transport, access to food, healthcare and education.
The climate crisis necessitates urgent action to transform our economy and society. Yet, although climate change will impact on everyone on the planet, it is women and people of colour who will experience the most acute effects. Globally, women face increased vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, due to their different and unequal social roles and status.