“We are perilously close, closer than we’ve ever been, to a man-made point of no return,” said Rachel Bronson, president and CEO of the Bulletin. “But setting the Doomsday Clock each year is meant to carry a message of hope and remind us we have the ability to reduce these seemingly insurmountable threats and of our responsibility to future generations. It tells us we can beat the odds.”
After 18 months of fighting for clean air, Alexandra Collins thought that she could leave ethylene oxide behind. But then, she found that the pollutant is an ingredient in many cosmetics that women and girls use today. She combined her computer science skills and her advocacy work and partnered with a friend to create an app that reviews cosmetics products with the mission of keeping girls and women safe from the harms of EtO.
The Feminist Peace Initiative, co-founded by MADRE, Women Cross DMZ and the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, challenges and reimagines a U.S. foreign policy in the interests of all people and the planet.
“The conditions people flee—economic, violence—are push factors often created by U.S. policies, and exacerbated by the climate catastrophe, a result of corporate extraction or militarized pollution.”
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, there have been numerous reports about discrimination and violence against Asian Americans. In response, now is a chance to prioritize Asian American studies as a way to work towards both racial and environmental justice.
As minister of foreign affairs in Panama, I recently represented my country at a summit of leaders in our region—you could count the number of women at the table on one hand. By failing women, we also fail the planet.
This week: Scotland hosts the UN’s COP 26 climate summit; the House passed Biden’s Build Back Better plan; VP Kamala Harris becomes first woman to hold presidential power; IOC releases new inclusion and Olympic eligibility guidelines; and more.
Conversations at the UN climate change conference COP 26 explored the disproportionate impact that climate change has on women, as well as how women can become more involved in climate policies.
“Despite the huge impact of agriculture on emissions, and the huge potential of land use for both mitigation and adaptation, it still receives far too little attention; and gender is consistently given minimal attention or altogether left out in conversations about agriculture and land use planning and management in particular, relative to climate conversations overall,” Beth Roberts, the director of Landesa’s Center for Women’s Land Rights, told Ms.
However disconnected we may feel personally from the climate crisis, there is a role that each of us has to play. Here are three action points for each and every one of us.
Women are at the forefront of local, national and global environmental movements as both the greatest victims and greatest fighters of climate change—yet men continue to make most of the decisions to combat the destruction that they themselves designed.
Multi-generational female environmental activists react to the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 26, their thoughts on what needs to be done to combat environmental destruction, and their idea of real, sustainable global change.