What are the global impacts of climate change on women and how are women responding both locally and around the world? Join Green MP Caroline Lucas and our panel of experts and activists as they discuss these questions and get involved in the debate.
Where? Brighton Dome, Concert Hall
Chair: Caroline Lucas
Caroline Lucas is the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion. She was elected as the UK’s first Green Member of Parliament in 2010.
Dorothy Grace Guererro, Global Justice Now
Dottie is Head of Policy and Advocacy at Global Justice Now – an organisation that is part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world.
Her work in social movements and NGOs spans 30 years. She currently works on and writes about corporate accountability, climate change, migration, trade and investment, China and other related economic justice concerns. She is originally from the Philippines and has lived in The Netherlands, Germany, Thailand and South Africa before moving to the UK.
Fran Witt, Divest East Sussex
Fran is a passionate climate justice campaigner who has spent her career campaigning with international development charities for justice and equality. She attended the Paris Climate Talks in 2015, raising the voices of people living on the frontline of the climate crisis, and calling on governments to commit to a fair, ambitious and binding global deal on climate change. Fran has been involved in Divest East Sussex for the last 3 years, lobbying the East Sussex Council Pensions Committee (which covers Brighton and Hove as well as East Sussex) to move its investments out of the giant oil and gas companies that are driving our current climate crisis.
Kayla Ente, BHESCo
Kayla is the Founder and CEO of local energy services cooperative, BHESCo.
BHESCo facilitates the transition from fossil fuels in the energy supply by developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects funded by a community investment scheme. The cooperative has completed 50 community owned energy projects which together reduce CO2 emissions by more than 329 tonnes per year. BHESCo tackles fuel poverty by conducting home visits, installing energy saving measures and supporting Brighton and Hove’s most vulnerable residents with energy supplier switching advice.
Lotte Marley, YouthStrike4Climate Brighton
Lotte has been part of the Brighton Youth Strike team since last February, involved in all aspects from logistics to networking to promotion. Around the General Strike Lotte led on mobilising the trade unions and has since moved into advocacy, ensuring young people’s voices are heard at local policy making level.