Dr Anne Karpf, Professor of Life Writing and Culture in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, will be chairing a major COP26 fringe event in Glasgow.
Date: 3 November 2021
On November 4 during this year’s Conference of the Parties, better known as COP26, Dr Anne Karpf, Professor of Life Writing and Culture in the School of Art, Architecture and Design, will be chairing a major Cop26 fringe event in Glasgow.
COP26 is a UN climate change conference where national leaders come together to discuss action on climate change.
Dr Karpf’s event, Why do we need a feminist approach to tackling the climate crisis?, explores the links between gender inequality and the climate emergency. It also launches the Feminist Green New Deal Manifesto, drafted by the Women's Budget Group and Women's Environmental Network, which offers a raft of powerful, innovative solutions.
Dr Karpf said: "At a time of so much justified pessimism about the future of the planet, it's exciting that there's so much interest in the fresh, workable climate solutions being put forward by feminist scholars and activists."
Dr Karpf is the author of the recently-published How Women Can Save the Planet (Hurst), which she discussed in an interview on Times Radio in October 2021, and in a 40-minute conversation with BBC South Asia correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathanon in the Intelligence Squared podcast, going live on November 4 2021.