“Climate Justice 4 All – An Approach to Intersectional and Feminist Climate Action” is a series of seven webinars that will take place in 2021 aiming at empowering activists, academia, policymakers, and civil society in using climate advocacy and implementation strategies in the framework of the SDGs through an intersectional feminist lens.

The actual realities of people experiencing climate change are often overlooked, with women and children, Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC), LGBTQIA+ communities, people with disabilities, and many more lacking a seat at environmental decision-making and negotiation tables. By acknowledging structural inequalities, we lay the groundwork for intersectional and effective climate action that benefits all.  

Each event focuses on knowledge exchange, joint learning, the creation of safe spaces, and networking. The goal is to open the floor to as many people as possible to be heard but also to make people listen to topics they usually avoid or are simply not aware of.

After completion of the webinar series, participants are prepared to explore holistic approaches to climate action and implement climate justice projects in a creative and impactful way. Knowledge exchange coupled with capacity-building and empowerment creates a set of tools to effectively tackle climate injustice.

The webinar series created by the Ban Ki-moon Centre and Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy is supported RELX SDG Resource Hub. At the end of the series, both organizations will jointly publish a policy briefing, including a call to action and further reading recommendations. An additional product outcome will be a video guide to intersectional and feminist climate action.

WEBINARS

Webinar 1: Theory and Groundwork

Hosted by CFFP 

Introduction to intersectional thought, the interconnectedness of the climate crisis, systemic inequality, and marginalized climate activism.

SPEAKER

Dr. Priscilla Achakpa

Webinar 1 kick-started the climate justice series with a lecture by Dr. Priscilla Achakpa on the topic of intersectionality and its relevance for the dialogue about climate action. “Everything we do is interconnected” best summarizes Dr. Achakpa’s theoretical insights into intersectionalism and the crucial role of women and marginalized communities in tackling the climate emergency. The audience actively engaged by asking questions and seeking recommendations on how to effectively lead inclusive climate movements

* This webinar is over.  You can watch the recording of Webinar 1 below.

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Webinar 2: From Theory to Praxis

Hosted by BKMC 

How to get environmental demands onto decision-making tables. Challenges and opportunities in the implementation of inclusive and climate-friendly action. 

SPEAKERS

Eriel Deranger, David LammyKavita Naidu

* This webinar is over.  You can watch the recording of Webinar 2 below.

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Webinar 3: Feminist Foreign Policy and Climate Justice

Hosted by CFFP 

How to implement international climate agreements (like the Paris Treaty) with an intersectional feminist approach and challenge the climate crisis as a parameter for conflict and migration. Feminist Foreign Policy as means to rebalance power inequalities in the fight against climate change. 

SPEAKERS

Mary Robinson & Dorothy Nalubega

* This webinar is over.  You can watch the recording of Webinar 3 below.

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Webinar 4: Connecting the SDGs to Climate Action

Hosted by BKMC 

This session looks at the importance of the SDGs for climate action and discusses how the interconnectedness of the 17 goals helps to apply a holistic view of the climate emergency.

SPEAKERS

Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Martin Karadzhov & Ruvimbo Samanga 

29 June 2021

17:00 – 18:30 CET

* This webinar is over.  You can watch the recording of Webinar 3 below.

RECORDING

Webinar 5: Environmental racism and BIPoC climate activism

Hosted by CFFP 

Around the globe, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) are particularly at risk when it comes to the climate crisis. Ongoing (structural) racism, exclusion from important discussions, and the marginalisation of BIPoC knowledge aggravate BIPoC climate activism – and yet, many BIPoC activists are at the frontlines and lead the fight against the climate crisis. Because the lasting effects of colonialism, imperialism, slavery, and exploitation are so evident, we need spaces to come together as BIPoC activists, spaces we can feel as safe as possible and work out solutions away from the claws of white supremacy.

This event aims at offering an online space for BIPoC climate activists around the world to come together to connect, exchange and empower each other. Therefore, this is a BIPoC event only. 

7 September 2021

16:00 – 17:30 CET

Webinar 6: Art and Climate: Creative Tools to Shape the Climate Discourse

Hosted by BKMC 

The webinar acknowledges the intersections of art, activism, creatives and environmental justice for effective climate awareness strategies. It will discuss art and design-based methods to engage more people in the climate discourse and reimagine our relationship with nature.

Finn Harries, Yessenia Funes & Henry McGhie

14 September 2021

17:00 – 18:30 CET

* This webinar is over.  You can watch the recording of Webinar 6 below.

RECORDING

 

Webinar 7: Inspiration Talk and Community Strengthening

Hosted by BKMC and CFFP 

Learn from young passionate climate activists about their ambitions, challenges, and recommendations. This peer-to-peer exchange aims to inspire and end the webinar series with a feeling of unity and solidarity for the common cause of climate justice.  

12 October 2021

17:00 – 18:30 CET

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