A new Women’s Environment and Development Organization report makes the case that by realizing the potential for intentional and equitable investment that prioritizes universal access and affordability for all, takes into account the differentiated needs of users it has historically marginalized and learns lessons from feminist transportation advocates, U.S. mobility infrastructure can actually serve as a critical pathway to achieving racial, economic and gender justice.
The Feminist Green New Deal Coalition (the FemGND, for short) is a broad coalition of organizations and individuals in the US working towards climate, gender, racial, economic and reproductive justice and who together advocate an intersectional feminist response to the climate crisis. According to the FemGND, care infrastructure is the place to start for climate action.
In the midst of this climate emergency, there are, of course, many who have been—and are—ringing the alarm bells. It has become increasingly evident that young people are the leaders of the swelling climate justice movement, with young women at the forefront of this work.
COVID-19 is deepening the fault lines in our economic system, entrenching the gendered inequalities that already existed. Now, we are at a crossroads: We can rebuild back towards the status quo, or we can recover towards something more just.