Join us for an exclusive briefing before the UN Climate Change Conference on Thursday 21 October at 12pm AEDT/11am AEST/9am AWST.
This year’s UN Climate Change Conference is more important than ever, after the UN issued a “code red for humanity” to take urgent action on climate change.
Join us to hear from a panel of experts about how we can achieve climate justice for women.
We’re also launching our report with our partner Oxfam, Fairer Futures: Financing Global Climate Solutions, about how Australia can immediately step up critical support to affected communities.
Women and marginalised communities will continue to bear the brunt of inaction as climate change threatens more lives and livelihoods. That’s why we need to put pressure on rich countries like Australia to end climate injustice.
Meet the speakers:
Carolyn Kitione, Regional Young Women’s Focal Point, Shifting the Power Coalition
Carolyn has been engaging in the Pacific women’s movement for more than five years using community media tools and locally-led innovation. She currently supports the 13 women-led organisations of the Shifting the Power Coalition to develop and sustain spaces for young women’s leadership and engagement in decision making.
Sophie Hardefeldt, Policy and Research Manager, ActionAid Australia
Sophie is a feminist activist, with more than 10 years’ experience working on women’s rights and international development in Australia, the UK and India. In her current role she works on the intersecting issues of gender equality, economic justice and climate justice.
Brandon Wu, Director of Policy and Campaigns, ActionAid USA
Brandon leads ActionAid USA’s work on international climate justice, approaching the problem of climate change from the perspective of sustainable development and rights of impacted people. He also oversees research, advocacy, coalition building and campaigning work on issues such as food security, land rights, biofuels and more.
Melissa Bungcaras, Climate Justice Strategic Lead, Oxfam Australia
Melissa’s has spent the past 15 years working with various organisations and government in international development, environmental management, climate and gender justice. She cares deeply about this beautiful planet we live on and is dedicated to prioritising diverse voices and feminist approaches in addressing the climate crisis. Melissa is currently Oxfam Australia’s Climate Justice Strategic lead.