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How feminists are fighting for climate justice


podcast series, climate justice, Mothers of Invention, Mary Robinson, Doc SocietyPodcasts aim to inspire listeners to hold governments accountable to the Paris Agreement.

Doc Society has launched a new, feminist, climate justice podcast series called ‘Mothers of Invention’.

It is hosted by the former ­President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, and comedian Maeve Higgins – they introduce the superheroic women around the world who fight climate change through innovation and are pivotal in pushing the movement forward.

The series which runs each Monday until 17 September on iTunes.

Over six story-led episodes Robinson and Higgins will chew over the big issues of climate change, bringing an inside track from the corridors of power and introducing women all over the world pushing for climate solutions – Mothers of Invention.

They are politicians in east Africa, they are scientists in India, they are Indigenous community leaders in North America, they are lawyers, they are activists and they are solving climate problems. Every. Single. Day.

Each episode features the Mothers of Invention driving powerful solutions to climate change – from the grassroots to the court room, the front lines to the board room – all over the world.

For example: Tessa Khan is an international human rights lawyer helping citizens take their governments to court over climate change.

She is the co-founder and co-director of the Climate Litigation Network: a global web of lawyers, campaigners and activists helping citizens take their governments to court in pursuit of climate action. The Climate Litigation Network was born after she heard about the citizens of The Netherlands suing their country to force them to reduce emissions, to help many more such cases be brought to courts around the world.

Marjan Minnesma was the driving force behind the world’s first climate liability lawsuit which won a historic climate change victory in 2015

She is the director of Urgenda: an action-oriented foundation helping The Netherlands transition towards a sustainable society with a circular economy.

Kelsey Juliana, Victoria Barrett and Ridhima Pandey – Our Children’s Trust plaintiffs: suing their governments to protect their future – are just three of dozens of young women around the world now using the law to force their governments to take climate change far, far more seriously.

Learn more – and listen – on the Episode Page.

Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland and climate justice campaigner is one of the women leading the global climate movement. She is doing everything she can to raise the voices of other determined women, particularly those on the frontlines of climate change in the global south.

Maeve Higgins is an Irish comic based in New York with a new column in the New York Times and a book of essays appearing in September. She has just completed ‘Maeve in America‘, a podcast series about immigration.

CEO of Doc Society Jess Search said: “The Mothers of Invention want to break through climate apathy and inspire listeners to hold their governments accountable to the Paris Agreement.

“It’s time for change and we believe the stories of these amazing bad ass women fighting climate change in their communities can create a tipping point in the lives of listeners. I know because I’m one and it’s already happened to me!”

To listen to the trailer, support the projects – and subscribe to the ‘Mothers of Invention’ podcast – click here.

Follow them @mothersinvent

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