WHY’S CLIMATE JUSTICE A FEMINIST ISSUE?

Climate justice
In this series of interviews our volunteer interviewer and writer Louise Turner has been speaking with leading voices in climate activism, discussing why climate justice is a feminist issue.
LOCAL SOLUTIONS: REAL NAPPIES. A SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE SUPPORTING FAMILIES TO USE REUSABLES – JOY VICK

LOCAL SOLUTIONS: REAL NAPPIES. A SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVE SUPPORTING FAMILIES TO USE REUSABLES – JOY VICK

Interview with Joy Vick founder of Nappy Ever After, the nappy laundry service giving parents the opportunity to try reusables. ...
IT’S TIME TO EDUCATE CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS ON THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY &  THE KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – PAULINE OWITI

IT’S TIME TO EDUCATE CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS ON THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY & THE KNOWLEDGE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES – PAULINE OWITI

Interview with Pauline Owiti, National Coordinator at the UN Climate Conference of Youth, COY16. She is a climate activist for KEAN, Kenyan Environmental Action Network, XR and Fridays for Future; and an organiser with Mock COP. ...
WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CENTERING INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENT – DOMINIQUE PALMER

WHY YOUNG PEOPLE ARE CENTERING INTERSECTIONALITY IN THE CLIMATE JUSTICE MOVEMENT – DOMINIQUE PALMER

Interview with Dominique Palmer -organiser within Fridays for Future Int, the UK Student Climate Network & Launch Coordinator for Climate Live ...
CLIMATE CHANGE IS MORE THAN CO2 EMISSIONS. ALL SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION ARE DRIVING THE CRISIS! – DIPTI BHATNAGAR

CLIMATE CHANGE IS MORE THAN CO2 EMISSIONS. ALL SYSTEMS OF OPPRESSION ARE DRIVING THE CRISIS! – DIPTI BHATNAGAR

Interview with Dipti Bhatnagar, Int Programme Coordinator on Climate Justice & Energy with Friends of the Earth Int based in Mozambique. ...
MEET OLADUSU ADENIKE, AKA THE ECOFEMINIST

MEET OLADUSU ADENIKE, AKA THE ECOFEMINIST

Read our interview with Oladuso Adenike is a youth activist from Nigeria who goes by the name, The Ecofeminist. Named by the BBC as a key African activist and spoke at COP25. Oladosu talks about the severe impacts of climate injustice on women and girls and underscores that an ecofeminist understanding of the problem, and its solution, is essential. ...
THERE’S A CRISIS IN THE CARE INDUSTRY #CAREJOBSAREGREENJOBS  – MAEVE COHEN

THERE’S A CRISIS IN THE CARE INDUSTRY #CAREJOBSAREGREENJOBS – MAEVE COHEN

Read our interview with Maeve Cohen who along with Professor Sherilyn MacGregor, is authoring a UK Feminist Green New Deal policy paper to integrate feminist perspectives with the green agenda.  ...
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION STARTS WITH GROWING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE – JUDY LING WONG OBE

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION STARTS WITH GROWING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATURE – JUDY LING WONG OBE

Creator, artist and public figure honored for her commitment and pioneering work in the environmental sector, we spoke to Judy Ling Wong, founder of the Black Environment Network (BEN). Judy is a major voice in policy towards social inclusion and has worked for over thirty years in environmental participation, increasing access to the environmental sector, and nature itself, within Black and ethnic minority communities. Her philosophy around engaging people in environmental action is based on giving people the opportunity to experience and enjoy nature firsthand, particularly wild nature. ...
BRIDGING CLIMATE ACTIVISM AND POLITICS WITH EMMA GREENWOOD

BRIDGING CLIMATE ACTIVISM AND POLITICS WITH EMMA GREENWOOD

Emma Greenwood is Youth MP for Bury and a climate activist. She is part of Youth Strike Manchester and is 16 years old. ...
THE POWER BEHIND ECO-FEMINISM – ZARINA AHMAD

THE POWER BEHIND ECO-FEMINISM – ZARINA AHMAD

We speak with Zarina Ahmad, a climate change communicator and trainer with CEMVO Scotland, a race-equality organisation and intermediary with Scottish government about why feminism is a climate justice issue. ...
WE NEED QUEER AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR-LED SPACES TO DISRUPT THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT – GUPPI BOLA

WE NEED QUEER AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR-LED SPACES TO DISRUPT THE CLIMATE MOVEMENT – GUPPI BOLA

We speak to Guppi Bola, a climate organiser with Wretched of The Earth and co-founder of Working On Our Power, a leadership programme for trans, non-binary and women of colour. ...
FRACK OFF. MEET THE ‘NANAS’ ACTIVIST OF LANCASHIRE – TINA ROTHERY

FRACK OFF. MEET THE ‘NANAS’ ACTIVIST OF LANCASHIRE – TINA ROTHERY

We speak to Tina Rothery of The Nanas, an environmental movement for women of all ages, opposing hydraulic fracking giant, Cuadrilla. - to find out more about her and The Nana’s, as well as getting her views on why climate justice is a feminist issue. ...
WHAT WOULD A FEMINIST FUTURE, A FEMINIST RESPONSE, TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS WOULD LOOK LIKE?  – DR SHERILYN MACGREGOR

WHAT WOULD A FEMINIST FUTURE, A FEMINIST RESPONSE, TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS WOULD LOOK LIKE? – DR SHERILYN MACGREGOR

We speak to Professor Sherilyn MacGregor. Sherilyn is an academic at The University of Manchester whose research focuses on the relationship between feminist and environmental politics. ...

Louise Turner is an MSc Environmental Governance student at The University of Manchester and volunteer at Wen.

Further reading

We need an anti-colonial, intersectional feminist climate justice movement

We hope you are enjoying our series on feminism and climate justice. We would love to hear what you like about it, any other themes you’d like us to explore in more detail and any people you think we should be interviewing.   Please leave a comment for us.

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