On 18 January, the 4th annual Women’s March took place around the world.
Women’s March Geneva and Women’s March Zurich, with participation from the Collectif Grève Feministe, the Socialist Party, and SolidaritÉs, hosted a march in Geneva under the theme “Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue”.
The Women’s March groups in Switzerland chose to deviate from the Women’s March Global theme, which focused on bodily autonomy, because we found it necessary to draw attention to Switzerland’s contribution to the growing climate crisis.
In this episode, Doreen and Isobel dive deeper into why climate justice is a feminist issue, the current state, and what we can do about it.
Resources referenced in the show:
Swiss Banks in the End of the Fossil Fuel Age, Greenpeace: https://www.banktrack.org/download/swiss_banks_in_the_end_of_the_fossil_fuel_age/greenpeace_banktrack_fossil_fuel_age_english.pdf
Global Wage Report 2018, ILO: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/multimedia/maps-and-charts/enhanced/WCMS_650829/lang--en/index.htm
The Pursuit of Gender Equality, OECD, 2017: https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/the-pursuit-of-gender-equality_9789264281318-en
The Task Force for Climated-Related Financial Disclosure: https://www.fsb-tcfd.org/
Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous People: https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/free-prior-and-informed-consent-protecting-indigenous
Marsha de Cordova: The government shouldn’t blame disabled people for its failings, 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/dec/12/marsha-de-cordova-disabled-minister-equality-battles
How to Stop Freaking Out and Tackle Climate Change, 2019, New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/opinion/sunday/how-to-help-climate-change.html
Top oil firms spending millions lobbying to block climate change policies, says report: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/22/top-oil-firms-spending-millions-lobbying-to-block-climate-change-policies-says-report
CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser: https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions