Gender dimensions in climate change

Wendy Harcourt
Professor Wendy Harcourt

Professor Wendy Harcourt will give this lecture as part of Radboud University's celebration of International Women's Day. Her lecture will look critically at the notion of the green economy as the way to mitigate climate change.

She will argue that the neoliberal green economy relies on market and technological efficiency and only pays lip service to notions of gender, empowerment and inclusion.

Its apparent championing of small-scale green entrepreneurs – particularly women and indigenous groups from the Global South as ‘good for climate’ ignores power relations and inequalities based on gender, race, ethnicity, class, and physical ability. The neoliberal green economy is not a climate- or people-caring economy because it ignores the actual care work that is required to maintain everyday life in all societies.

More information and registration

Date: 8 March 2021
Time: 11:00-12:30
Location: Zoom (register by 4 March to receive the participation link)

Full details of the lecture are available on the Radboud University event page

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