"Women Speaking out about COP 28": A "Womens Climate Congress Conversation"

Sunday, 10 March 2024 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Womens Climate Conversation

Humanity is at a  cross-roads for reducing carbon emissions to secure the climate. At COP28 women played a significant role in bringing greater ambition to the fore. And the international women's movement around climate action is gathering strength with new allies in the Global North and South, and increased advocacy for the interconnections of climate change, human rights, food and water security, biodiversity and demilitarisation. COP28 culminated in an international agreement to ‘transition away from fossil fuels’ (‘UAE Consensus’). This was heralded as ‘historic’ on the one hand and too weak on the other.

Meanwhile, while the conference resolved to ‘drive gender-responsive just transitions, which strengthen all women’s and girls’ leadership and meaningful participation’, of the 133 world leaders who attended the conference, only 15 were women and only 38% of the negotiating teams from participating countries were women.

In this event Womens Climate Congress Founder, Dr Janet Salisbury was in conversation with Mamta Borgoyary, Executive Director of She Changes Climate (whose advocacy brought the need for a phase-out of fossil fuels to the fore at COP28); Angelica Mantikas, a youth advocate with the Australian delegation and coordinator of the Oceania Climate Stories project; Tishiko King, a proud Kulkalaig woman from the Torres Straits and Our Islands Our Home campaigner; Sarah Ransom, General Manager, Australian Water Partenership

Together they will examine the ups and downs of the conference, the outcomes and the next steps for the women's movement.


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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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