WI calls for women to have a greater role in tackling climate change – 11 May 2009

The Women’s Institute has launched a climate change campaign aimed at ensuring that women have proper representation in the run-up to the UN Conference in Copenhagen in December. The postcard campaign has been launched to encourage the Institute’s 205,000 members to lobby the Government to ensure that climate change policies take into account the needs of women and recognise the severe impacts of climate change on women from developing countries.

Launching the campaign, Fay Mansell, Chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes said:

“Women around the world have an important part to play in tackling climate change. We want the government to do more to develop the potential that women have to tackle climate change in their households and wider communities”. Eco-journalist Lucy Siegle chaired a debate today which was attended by Joan Ruddock MP and Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of the Good Energy Group.

Find out more about the WI campaign