Feminists in the Climate Movement

About the project


Feminists in the Climate Movement is a project 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. The project extends over the year 2020.

About the Feminist Climate Conference

How can the feminist movement influence climate policy?

Climate change is as much an economic, human security, and human rights issue as it is an environmental concern.
This online discussion 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.


The Green European Foundation, Visio and Women’s Assocation organized an online event on Tuesday the 26th of May 2020. Watch the recording of the conference here!

Programme
Opening words: Krista Mikkonen, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Greens (FIN)


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)

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 (FIN)

Our planet, our future: A call for feminist leadership and diversity in decision-making
Bridget Burns: Director, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (US)
Jacqueline Patterson: Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice Program; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (US)

Closing words: Linnéa Engström: Program director, Baltic Sea Region & Scandinavia, Marine Stewardship Council. MEP, Green Party 2014-2019. (SWE)

About the project
Feminists in the Climate Movement is a project 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.