Women and girls at COP 26; The challenges of making a just transition to a renewable energy future

Monday, 15 November 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Betty Barkha PhD Candidate Monash Universiy investigating  the gendered nature of  climate change induced displacement in Fiji

You look up at the stages and you see very few women: Women and girls at COP 26

During the second week of the climate summit COP 26, a day was allocated to gender equality and the empwerment of women and girls in climate policy and action. Betty Barkha, a PhD candidate at Monash University's Centre for Gender, Peace and Security here, and Katrina Lee-Koo, Associate Professor in International Relations at Monash, spoke to Judith about their paper COP26: why education for girls is crucial in the fight against climate change here.

Women and girls at COP 26; "More clean energy means more mines": The challenges of making a just transition to a renewable energy future

 More clean energy means more mines: the challenges of a just transition to a renewable energy future

Nick Bainton is an Associate Professor in Social anthropology at the Universiy of Queensland who specialises in the social aspects of large-scale resource extraction. His work has a broad focus on the Pacific and Papua New Guinea in particular. Nick and his colleagur Deanna Kemp, Director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at he Universiy of Queensland here, have written an article for The Conversation entitled More clean energy means more mines-we shouldn't sacrifice communities in the name of climate action here.

Nick joined Judith on Communication Mix down to discuss the concept of a just transition to renewable energy and the difficulties of achieving it.


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