Care Section of the Baseline Research – Feminist Communities for Climate Justice project
As part of the Feminist Communities for Climate Justice project, a team of researchers from the Department of Applied Social Studies at University College Cork – Dr. Fiona Dukelow, Dr. Catherine Forde, and Edith Busteed – created a baseline review of Irish climate policy and its impacts on women and girls, as well as other marginalised communities in Ireland This groundbreaking full report will be launching in Cork on Thursday, April 11th – more details on this to come! On Tuesday 6th February 2024, we launched the Care section of the Baseline Research Report to open and aid discussion on the links between the climate crisis, care, and care work in advance of the upcoming referendums on Friday 8th March this year.
Join the ‘Feminist Communities for Climate Justice’ project for a lunchtime webinar to discuss ‘Care, Climate Justice and the Upcoming Referendum’ and how you can get involved. Register to attend here.
Taking place via Zoom, on Tuesday 6th February 1-2pm, the webinar will present;
- the findings from the Care section of the project’s Baseline Research Report (the launch of the full report will take place on 11th April 2024 in Cork).
- the connections between care, the upcoming referendum and the climate crisis
Care work is key to how women experience life and the climate crisis. We need care work, paid and unpaid, to be valued as inherently green work and key to the just transition. Typically jobs in health and care produce 26 times less greenhouse gas than manufacturing jobs, and over 200 times less than agricultural jobs. Distributing care work equally amongst all gender while investing in and valuing care work will help us meet our climate goals and address inequality.
Feminist Communities for Climate Justice, a joint project between the National Women’s Council and Community Work Ireland, is focused on
- amplifying, reflecting and responding to the voices of women and marginalised communities most affected by the climate crisis;
- advocating and influencing policy with women and marginalised communities;
- mobilising the collective efforts of grassroots organisations via the Feminist Communities for Climate Justice National Network to ensure equal rights, opportunities, and meaningful inclusion for all in local and broader climate emergency decision-making action
- and training those working with or active within women’s and marginalised groups and communities, via the delivery of the NUI Level 7 Community Work in a Changing Ireland Certificate Programme in partnership with the Department of Applied Social Studies at NUI Maynooth, developing toolkits for communities and community workers.
The event will have ISL interpretation and will be recorded.
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