The Feminists in the Climate Movement project aims to promote the growth of the green feminist movement across Europe.

About the project

Given Finland’s leading example in women’s leadership and political participation, GEF and its Finnish partner implemented a project in 2020 to support the growth of the green feminist movement across Europe. This European pilot project, aimed at women and non-binary persons in Europe, ranging from activists, social media influencers, politicians, to first-timers in change-making.

Feminist Climate Ambassadors

Building on a successful pilot in 2020 with the first generation of Feminist Climate Ambassadors, we created a transnational training programme for feminists in the climate movement. This course comprises two components exclusive to the candidates: a participatory online training, and a study trip to either the COP26 in Glasgow or Brussels. In addition, the course includes webinars and round tables open to the public that dive more in-depth into the different aspects of the climate crisis and gender equality. The course aims to build safer spaces, where feminists can learn tactics, share their experiences, and network with other activists for a sustainable future. International experts will provide participants with training on capacity-building, movement-building, and campaign strategies.

Climate Feminist summer school

With a closed training programme for selected Feminist Climate Ambassadors as well as a series of public events, this three-day online summer school seeks to build capacity among (potential) climate leaders, while highlighting the gendered aspects and impacts of the climate crisis to a broader audience. Through dialogues, workshops and masterclasses, it provides concrete tools, inspiration, and knowledge to equip participants in their own lives and with a special eye on COP26. With the intention to move the climate crisis high on the agenda and spark connections across Europe, this programme facilitates encounters between activists, climate scientists, researchers, policy makers, campaigners, politicians, and the general public.

Audiovisual material

This is the last 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.   

 

Further reading

Closing statement of the 2020 generation of Feminist Climate Ambassadors

SAFE – A Guide for People Targeted by Online Violence

 

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