Communities tackling climate change
local steps to global action

"Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record ‘by a mile’

with the increase in world-wide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea

that global warming has stopped – as some climate change sceptics claim."

The Independent, August 2015

 

Are you concerned about climate change? About the world we leave for our children and grandchildren?

About the world governments' lamentable lack of progress in getting a grip on global warming?

 

Do you believe women have a pivotal part to play in making our world a cooler, more sustainable place to live?

 

Do you feel you would like to take this issue more seriously than just recycling your waste?

Or are you happy to leave our future in the hands of the politicians? Instead of agonising about it, do you want to act?

In November 2015, The Wycombe Environment Centre hosted the first Can Women Cool It? Conference at Buckinghamshire New University

in High Wycombe in the hope to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and empowering women to take action

 

The conference showcased and celebrated community projects around the world attempting to combat these global issues,

highlighting the role played by women in setting these up and ensuring their success. The aim was to identify what more needs to be done,

and to embody the conference conclusions in an action plan to be shared as an eBook (available soon) with like-minded organisations across the world,

and with Government at local, national, and international levels

 

We hope that the conference will also increase awareness of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December,

and that people will be inspired to put real pressure on their countries' leaders to reach the necessary agreement

 

After so much positive feedback, plans are in place for a 2016 conference

Keep checking back for further details

 

© Can Women Cool It? 2015