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The effects of climate change and environmental degradation are not a future problem. With this in mind, GEF sent out local reporters in seven Central and Eastern European countries to capture the stories of young women in rural areas and how this impacts their lives today. Join our webinar to learn about what they found! 

About the Event

Our planet is in danger, and there are people fighting for their homes daily whose voices are not being heard. Conversations and decision-making around the climate crisis too often highlight the voices and experiences of a limited few, depriving us of crucial perspectives in national and European conversations. Moreover, we know that the effects of the climate crisis have a disproportionate impact on specific demographics, such as women and those living in rural communities.  

This year, local reporters in seven countries of Central and Eastern Europe have visited the areas harmed by climate change and harsh industries, and listened to the inspiring stories of young women living in rural areas.  

We will hear their perspectives and discuss the intersection of feminist and environmental movements through different lenses they discovered in these local stories. 


This webinar is part of Feminists in the Environmental Movement, a GEF transnational project that seeks to stimulate conversations around (the intersections of) gender and environmental justice across Europe. The project is implemented with the support of Visio (Finland), Green Economics Institute (UK), Oikos (Belgium), Strefa Zieleni (Poland), Green Thought Association (Turkey), and CDNEE.  


Date and Time: Friday, August 26th (18:00-19:00 CEST) 

Location: Online

Registration: Please register in advance here.

Audience: This webinar is open to all interested participants. It will consist of presentations from the local reporters followed by audience Q&A and discussion. The webinar will take place in English. 

Related Reading

For more on this topic, check out these articles from our flagship publication, the Green European Journal: 

Fighting the Patriarchy to Save the Planet 

Gender in Climate Governance: Telling Numbers but Who is Listening? 

Gender Justice: Beyond Binaries and Buzzwords 

Down but Not Out: Central Europe’s Independent Media 

Save the Facts: Journalism as a Weapon against Disinformation 

Communities Against Climate Change: Exploring Resilience in Rural Scotland 

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDNEE) and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

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