A collection of essays, advocacy journalism and speeches, Klein’s second book on climate change proposes a sweeping industrial and infrastructure overhaul that would create millions of jobs globally in renewable energy and land rehabilitation while ending reliance on fossil fuels.
The climate movement is full of hope, energy and a growing powerful platform. As a result, the women’s rights and environmental movements are coming together to take further action.
We’ve heard stories about natural disasters time and time again as global warming has intensified, resulting in more “worst-ever weather events.” But we are less likely to hear what happens next.
It’s time to kill the idea, once and for all, that we can address climate breakdown and resource scarcity through population control.
“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you.”
I’m committed to being a water protector that will hold polluters accountable and change the system—so that my future children, and their children’s children, can live in a world where our health and environment means more than filling the pockets of industry interests.
Most of the global conversations on women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector have been about how women can contribute to food security and poverty reduction, and how we need to organize them and build their capacity to play this role better and more effectively. This is not enough.
“We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency, and we ask everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us.”
At the Connected Women Leaders Forum, Mary Robinson challenged the global women leaders present to make a commitment to put climate justice at the center of their work, whatever their primary focus might be, and become a Connected Leader for Climate Justice. Every woman in attendance said “yes.”
The need for women’s leadership is ever more pressing when it comes to the climate crisis. Here’s why they should step up—and how you can help.