Climate breakdown, decision-makers, we need you to wake up, to rise up

Climate change is a feminist issue. Or really, to be more specific, climate change is an issue of patriarchy, racism, and exploitation. And if feminists care about these things, then we really need to care about climate change.

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Mara Dolan

Climate change affects women, girls, and gender non-conforming folks in ways that are different — and usually worse — than men.

“Women and non-binary folks are at the forefront of environmental changes, and are impacted by them more severely because of the political and economic marginalization they already face.”
“The systemic changes needed for entering a just-future will mean giving-up power for people who won’t give in easily, not even for the sake of human existence.”

Women and non-binary folks are at the forefront of environmental changes, and are impacted by them more severely because of the political and economic marginalization they already face.

“There is no climate justice without gender justice.”

The Women’s Major Group demands real climate action that centers women and gender non-conforming folks. Climate justice means addressing climate change with policies that recognize how race, gender, class, and nationality change your experience with climate change’s effects, and prioritizes the most vulnerable. These are intersecting and overlapping systems of oppression, and acting on climate also means acting on racial justice, economic justice, and gender justice.