20 Sep, 2019
- New York City, New York
The existential urgency of climate change and its impact on human survival requires mutual learning and global action. Women are most affected by environmental destruction and are best situated to provide solutions, yet least involved in decision-making. At this convening, Women’s Learning Partnership and the American University of Beirut, will bring together high-level thought leaders from women’s rights and youth organizations with academia, policymakers, interfaith communities, media, and the arts to initiate a much-needed intersectional conversation on the connections between climate justice, gender equality, sustainable development, and peace. The Forum is expected to result in individual and organizational initiatives to mobilize people – especially women and youth at the grassroots – to address the effect of climate change on the future of humanity.
The dialogue will begin with a keynote by Mary Robinson and statements by representatives from across sectors leading to an in-depth discussion with the Forum participants.