New Book Release: Why Women Will Save the Earth
November 30, 2015  //  By:   //  Blog Post, Featured  //  No Comment

why women will save the planetWith COP 21 right around the corner, the issues at stake in the climate negotiations are taking center stage in the news. One particular issue receiving a lot of attention is the role of women and women’s empowerment in the fight against climate change. On November 20, Maria Ivanova published an article in The Conversation entitled “Paris Climate Summit: Why More Women Need Seats at the Table.” In her article, Professor Ivanova discusses how climate change disproportionately impacts women, but women are largely unrepresented in the highest levels of climate policy negotiation.


Now, Friends of the Earth is set to release a new book on the connection between women’s empowerment and combating climate change entitled Why Women Will Save the Earth. Though the book will not be released before COP 21 (official release date is December 15), it is meant to inform environmental policymakers, NGOs, and others that have historically ignored women. The book is a collection of articles and interviews with leading environmentalists and feminists including Wanjira Mathai, daughter of the famous environmentalist Wangaari Mathai and Chair of the Board of the Greenbelt Movement.

To learn more about the book or pre-order a copy, click here.

About the Author :

Michael Denney is a PhD student in the Global Governance and Human Security program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is a Research Associate at the Center for Governance and Sustainability.

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