WEBINAR – WHY THE GREEN NEW DEAL MUST BE FEMINIST!

Watch the recording of the webinar on the 11th March 2021

DRAFT ROADMAP

Read the full Draft Roadmap here which covers:

  • Mainstreaming intersectional analysis
  • Investing in collective social infrastructure
  • Greening care
  • Making automation and high-tech work for everyone
  • Rebuilding after Covid-19
  • Ensuring inclusive employment practices and a living wage
  • Rethinking housing supply and design
  • Redesigning physical infrastructure
  • Revitalising local communities and devolving power
  • Greening finance and central banking
  • Democratising banking

10 benefits of a Feminist Green New Deal

WOMEN’S CLIMATE VOICES CREATIVE PROJECT

Take part in this exciting project! We want to showcase women’s and marginalised voices in a creative way.  The publication will be available as a downloadable booklet and we hope eventually will be in print format.  We plan to take this to COP26 Climate Talks in Glasgow in November 2021.  Find out more about here. 

CLIMATE CHANGE MAKER WORKSHOPS

Find out about our FREE participatory workshops to ensure women, people of colour and marginalised voices are included in UK climate policy and Covid-19 green recovery plans. Find out more.

SPEAKERS

ZARINA AHMAD, WEN ADVISER

Combining Equalities and Climate Change, Zarina has been working in the environmental sector for over 10 years. Her aim has been to change the landscape of the environmental sector to ensure there is more engagement and a platform to amplify the voices from the Ethnic Minority sector.  Zarina developed and set up the Ethnic Minority Environmental Network, a platform for EM voices, a network for emerging climate leaders. She has previously managed a Climate Challenge Funded project which led to working in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful developing over 150 EM Climate Challenge Funded projects across Scotland. Zarina was recently named as one of the top 30 influential women in environment by BBC’s Women’s Hour and is currently studying for a PhD on sustainability at University of Manchester. 

DR SHERILYN MACGREGOR, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Co-author of the Feminist Green New Deal UK policy paper, Sherilyn is an academic at The University of Manchester whose research focuses on the relationship between feminist and environmental politics. Sherilyn advocates an intersectional ecofeminism for the 99% and explores what a just future could look like in the face of climate emergency.   

MAEVE COHEN, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

Maeve is Maeve is a campaigner, organiser and researcher working to build inclusive economies that serve people and planet. She works as a consultant at various ‘new economy’ organisations and is Campaign Manager at Discover Economics, an organisation working to encourage more female, low-income and ethnically minoritized students to study economics and diversify the subject. She recently completed a masters in Political Economy at the University of Manchester. During her undergraduate degree Maeve co-founded Rethinking Economics, an international, student-led campaign to reform economics education. Upon graduation, Maeve worked at the Institute for Public Policy Research before returning to Rethinking Economics as Director in 2017.

ROSHINI THAMOTHERAM

Roshini is the Campaigns Project Coordinator at Wen. She has a passion for social justice. Having been a classroom teacher, outdoor educator and activist with marginalised groups, she recently completed a MA in Race, Media and Social Justice at Goldsmiths University.

SARA REIS

Sara is Head of Research and Policy at the Women’s Budget Group. Sara has a PhD in Politics from the University of Sheffield and previous experience in the rights of victims of crime, women’s rights in the EU, and the impact of migration on local areas in England. She joined the Women’s Budget Group in 2017 and has been involved in various projects including research on female poverty, funding for the women’s sector, affordable housing, economic circumstances of migrant women in the UK and impact of Covid-19 on women in Coventry.

Read the Feminist Green New Deal briefing and policy paper.

Part of the Feminist Green New Deal Project in partnership with Wen & Women’s Budget Group

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