Time: 1:15 PM
Location: Livestream, New York City
Description: 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 opening remarks by Mahnaz Afkhami, President and CEO of WLP, followed by a keynote address by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and renowned human rights and climate justice advocate. Statements from other experts will be followed by an in-depth discussion with the Forum participants.