In celebration of Earth Day 2022, The Climate Conscious Podcast and The Breadfruit Collective hosted the inaugural Caribbean Women for Climate Justice Conference (CW4CJ). The 4-day Conference facilitated regional engagement on the intersection of climate and gender justice through a Caribbean focused lens.
The event attracted over 200 registrants from across the Caribbean and the diaspora and featured an equally diverse cohort of speakers, including representatives of youth and Indigenous communities.
Participants discussed issues critical to the overarching theme, shared ongoing work related to climate justice, and identified recommendations and corrective actions for advancing gender-sensitive climate action.
Here's what happened at CW4CJ
Day 1 - April 21, 2022
Panel 1: Human Rights & Climate Justice
Day 2 - April 22, 2022
Earth Day Keynote Address by Ayesha Constable, Founder of GirlsCARE
Panel 2: Invest in our Women, Invest in our Planet
Day 3 - April 23, 2022
Panel 3: Climate Resilient Communities & Economies
Film Screening: Uncivilized by Michael Lees
Panel 4: Planning for a Just Future
Day 4 - April 24, 2022
Children & the Environment
Film Screening: Coastland by Alex Arjoon
Wellness Session facilitated by Armadillo Earth Farm
The voices in the global south continue to be drowned out by the voices in the north, and we must find ways and platforms and channels in which to tell our own stories.
Huge thanks to The Open Society Foundations for sponsoring this event! Thank you to our panelists, moderators, performers, attendees and everyone who participated and contributed to making the Conference a success. A special shout-out to the thirty-four (34) community co-sponsors who worked alongside the team to spread awareness on the conference.
We appreciate you all!