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Climate Justice

OCTOBER 2021

We have created an exhibition on Climate Justice, in advance of the United Nations COP26 conference in Glasgow in November. We focus on just a few aspects of the climate crisis, though we know that there is much, much more of great concern. We look at an issue currently ignored in international climate agreements and public debate, namely how the military (nuclear and non-nuclear) contributes to the climate crisis.

We need to act now to protect our fragile planet if it is to continue to provide for us. Governments are not taking the responsibility that is necessary. The solutions we explore in the exhibition are people-centred as well as community and nature based.  We invite you to engage with them. We offer suggestions of actions you can take and provide some links to websites you may choose to use as a starting point for investigating further. We hope that you will take time to view the exhibition in full, and would welcome your feedback. 

The Climate Justice Exhibition can also be viewed at
St Francis Church, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent, BR5 1QECurrently
United Church, South Street pedestrian area, DorchesterCurrently
Mycenae House, Mycenae Road, Blackheath, London SE3 7SEFrom 29th October
Clapham Library, 91 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7DBFrom 1st November
West Norwood Library, 1-5 Norwood High St, London SE27 9JXFrom 1st November
Jubilee Library, Jubilee St, Brighton BN1 1GE1st to 6th November
The Pearce Institute, 840 Govan Road, Glasgow, G51 3UUFrom 3rd November
The Quaker Meeting House, 8 Holloway Rd, Dorchester DT1 1LF7th November
Brighton Friends Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF7th to 13th November
Please contact venues for opening times

If you would like to host the exhibition, please contact us: climate-exhibition@wilpf.org.uk.

The Climate Justice Team

FEBRUARY 2021

We have changed our campaign name to Climate Justice to more accurately describe the campaign.

 Aims

To increase the number of people engaging with the issues of Climate Crisis. We will especially highlight the link with militarism and the need for social and racial justice.

To identify the intersection of each of our existing campaigns with the Climate Crisis

Objectives

To work on understanding environmental imperialism and the impact of colonisation on the climate change agenda. This understanding is necessary if we are to achieve real climate justice for all.

To recognise the history of the above exploitation and the effect on populations and environment.

Initial reading

  1. Women, War and Climate Change – Clare Duncanson and Carol Cohn in Broken Rifle Magazine – (https://wri-irg.org/en/story/2020/women-war-and-climate-change)
  1. Defending the Future – Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace – (https://www.lse.ac.uk/women-peace-security/publications/Defending-the-Future-Gender-Conflict-and-Environmental-Peace)
  1. Covid19 – making our recovery green and feminist – Nela Porobic Isakovic – (https://www.wilpf.org/covid-19-making-our-recovery-green-and-feminist/)

NOVEMBER 2015

ENVIRONMENT AND MILITARISM

goal: Transform ideas of security from that of military might into human rights, justice and peace for all.

Why: Military activities devastate the environment – urban and rural. Air, food, water, DNA – everything is affected. As primary carers, women bear the brunt of these changes.

How: Incorporate gender analysis into work on environmental degradation (particularly resource pollution, land control disputes and mass migration) and especially that caused by military action, including the development, production and sales of arms.

UK campaign work:

Climate change, environment and militarism seminar. 14 November 2015

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