The next WEN Forum, in association with Friends of the Earth, will be celebrating the eagerly awaited launch of the 2nd edition of "Why Women Will Save the Planet". We will also be screening the film Feed the Green - Feminist Voices for the Earth. This will followed by a panel discussion and question and answer session.
Leonie Cooper, Chair GLA Environment Committee
Dr Sherilyn MacGregor, University of Manchester
Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
Liz Hutchins, Director of Campaigning Impacts, Friends of the Earth
Maria Adebowale-schwartz, Director, Living Space Project, urban/green space & heritage strategist
Emmanuelle Pinault, Head of City Diplomacy, C40 Cities Network
We will be exploring the following questions:
Why do Gender equality and sustainability go hand in hand?
What role does women’s empowerment play in creating sustainable cities?
How can we have a gender approach to urban climate policy?
What are the challenges of promoting both gender equality and sustainability in cities?
How can we support women to be climate leaders at all levels?
Are there any success stories we can learn from?
About the book:
Big cities don’t have to mean a dystopian future. They can be turned around to be powerhouses of well-being and environmental sustainability – if we empower women.
This book is a unique collaboration between C40 and Friends of the Earth showcasing pioneering city mayors, key voices in the environmental and feminist movements, and academics. The essays collectively demonstrate both the need for women’s empowerment for climate action and the powerful change it can bring. A rallying call – for the planet, for women, for everyone.
C40 Cities – a global network of the largest and greenest cities across the planet – is leading the world delivering practical environmental changes right now. The mayors and city leaders of C40 are committed to make cities good for people and the planet. To help realise this, they have launched Women4Climate, an initiative to promote and support women as climate leaders.