WHAT WOULD FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE LOOK LIKE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE?

Wen Forum event 30/6

Panel Discussion, Live Performances, Exhibition, Networking & Refreshments

 

WHAT WOULD FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE LOOK LIKE FOR EVERYDAY LIFE?

Thursday 30th June, 2022  6-9pm

Amnesty International Human Rights Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA 

**Tickets are available to attend in person as well as online via Teams. Early Bird and Concession tickets are available. 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Wen (Women’s Environmental Network) and the Women’s Budget Group invite you to an evening exploring what a feminist approach to Climate Justice would look like for everyday life. 

The evening will include an exhibition of creative works and live performances by the Climate Sisters, panel discussion, a Q&A session and time for networking with refreshments. 

 

PROGRAMME

   

6pm

Registration, Refreshments & Climate Sisters Exhibition 

7pm

Welcome & films

7.15pm

Performance

7.20pm

Speaker panel discussion

8.15pm

Q&A session

8.35pm

Performances

8.55pm

Closing words

9pm

Event ends

 

SPEAKERS

  • Chair – Maria Adebowale-Schwarte, CEO, Foundation for Future London and Wen Ambassador
  • Dee Woods – award-winning cook, community food educator, urban agriculturalist, broadcaster and researcher 
  • Tiffany Lam – Feminist Green New Deal Green & Inclusive Transport Policy Paper author 
  • Maeve Cohen – Feminist Green New Deal RoadMap author 
  • Olivia Sweeney – Black & Green Ambassadors
  • Emma Geen – Bristol Disability Equality Forum

 

BACKGROUND

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 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 disabled people, 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.

 

TICKETS

 All Wen events are charged at a nominal fee, to help cover some of the costs of the event. We also absorb the Eventbrite charge, so that you only pay the ticket price. 

We recognise that the cost of living crisis may make it difficult for some people to attend paid for events. If you are struggling, then please feel free to select our concession ticket rate. 

  Read about the Climate Sisters and details of the creative exhibition. 

BACKGROUND

You have probably heard of the Green New Deal but what about a Feminist Green New Deal? Back in September 2019 a coalition of women’s rights and climate activists in the USA including WEDO (Women’s Environment and Development Organization), launched a Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal. The Feminist Green New Deal Principles call for advancing reproductive justice, the creation of regenerative economies centered on feminist analysis and understanding of the care economy, a shift from exploitative and unsustainable production patterns and a rejection of false solutions to the climate crisis. 

Wen and The Women’s Budget Group have published a policy paper which outlines the key elements of what a Feminist Green New Deal would look like in the UK, bringing a gender analysis to the Green New Deal and transitioning to a green economy. This was presented to the Commission for a Gender Equal Economy last year. 

Read our interviews with Climate Sisters, Simran and Amanda.

Read the Feminist Green New Deal briefing and policy paper.

Keep up to date with Feminist Green New Deal – sign up for Wen and the Women’s Budget Groups newsletters.

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

 

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