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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Climate change is as much an economic, human security, and human rights issue as it is an environmental concern. How can the feminist movement influence climate policy?

About the event

Feminist Climate Conference will explore the role of women and non-binary persons in climate resilience and discuss the different needs from a gender-inclusive perspective. The project aims to boldly lift the voices of women and non-binary persons in Europe.

By considering the contributions of women and non-binary persons as decision makers, and elevating their position in all leadership aspects, we might still have an actual chance at saving the planet. We need all voices to be heard, in order to win this battle.


Opening words

Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change (FIN)

Theme 1: A gendered carbon footprint: linkages to gender roles, responsibilities and identities

Ulrike Röhr: Engineer, sociologist, co-founder of the global network GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice (DE)

Olfa Jelassi: Young environmental leader, trainer and advocate for climate, gender and youth (TUN)

Theme 2: A world of implications: understanding the different effects of climate change

Tracy C. Kajumba: Principal Researcher & Team Leader, Climate Change Group; International Institute for Environment and Development (UK)

Petra Laiti: Sámi Activist

Theme 3Our planet, our future: A call for feminist leadership and diversity in decision-making

Bridget Burns: Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), (USA)

Jacqueline Patterson: Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (USA)

Closing words

Linnéa Engström, author, former MEP (2014-2019), European Green Party (Sweden)


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Visio and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

We are also collaborating with the Green Women’s Association of Finland.

Find more information about the project Feminists in the Climate Movement on our project website on Green European Foundations website.



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