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Diverse decision-making and women’s empowerment are crucial to both fighting the climate crisis and building an economy that works for all. Join this webinar to learn more about how these issues intersect, and what climate feminists can do to challenge the dominant narratives!
About the Event
Women and minorities are more likely to be affected by the impacts of climate change and environmental crises, but are also key to bringing about change in their communities. Countries with more diversity in decision-making have more ambitious climate policies, while the empowerment of women is also closely linked to better economic and wellbeing outcomes for all.
Nevertheless, women have been too often side-lined in the narratives of history and power, and their labour performed in service of society and the planet is often structurally undervalued or pushed to the margins. This webinar, organised with the support of the Green Economics Institute, will examine those points where climate, economics, and gender converge, providing thought-provoking insights to how climate feminists can reclaim these narratives and counter patriarchal exploitation of the planet before it is too late.
This is the first of four public webinars as part of the project “Feminists in the Climate Movement,” organised by GEF with the support of Visio, Green Economics Institute, Oikos, and Fundacja Strefa Zieleni. With a closed training programme for selected Feminist Climate Ambassadors as well as a series of public events, the project seeks to build capacity among (potential) climate leaders, while highlighting the gendered aspects and impacts of the climate crisis to a broader audience.
Katrine Marçal – Swedish writer and journalist, and author of the book “Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner?”
Rosalind Miles – writer, broadcaster and journalist, and author of the book “The Women’s History of the World”
Dr. Sarah Parry – senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh
in conversation with Lynne Franks – writer, advocate, communications strategist, and founder of SEED Women’s Leadership Platform
16:00 – 16:15 Introduction
16:15 – 16:45 Setting the scene – Katrine Marçal on economics and patriarchy, and the fundamental flaws at the basis of mainstream economic thinking.
16:45 – 17:15 Invisible women – Rosalind Miles on how women’s contributions are underacknowledged in historical narratives, and how we can change that.
17:15 – 17:30 Break
18:00 – 18:30 Mobilising for Change – Leena Ahmed and Bianca Madison-Vuleta in conversation with Lynne Franks on empowering women to enhance wellbeing for all.
18:30 – 19:00 Closing – open discussion, next steps, and how to get involved.
Date and time: Monday, March 29th from 16:00 to 19:00 CEST.
Audience: This webinar will take place in English and is open to the general public.
Registration: Please register in advance here.
Online events require extensive preparation, and speakers and moderators deserve fair compensation for their work. Therefore, this event features paid general admission tickets and we welcome donations. However, should your financial situation not allow this then please feel free to reserve one of the free tickets – no questions asked.