Earthlife Africa, a NGO that seeks a better life for all people without exploiting other people or degrading their environment, is launching the Women, Energy Climate Change Forum on 27 August 2009 in Johannesburg.
Climate change is the single greatest environmental threat to life on earth, it not only impacts on our environment physically and economically, it also affects us socially and economically. For South Africa to address its devastating impacts the current energy system has to be reviewed. As things currently stand in energy debates, policy decisions and economic choices poor women suffer the worst effects of energy poverty. With progressive aims and policies, this need not be the case.
The Women, Energy and Climate Change Forum is a space where women will come together to mobilise, educate and empower each other to agitate and advocate for pro-environmental justice changes to the energy sector. The Forum will increase women’s voices and participation within policy debates through capacity building, raising awareness and discussion forums.
Speakers at the launch include:
- Dr Yvette Abrahams: Commissioner, Commission for Gender Equality
- Dorah Lebelo: Director – The Greenhouse Project Johannesburg
- Kyla Davis: Wellworn Theatre Group
- Khamarunga Banda – Energia
Time: 10h00 – 12h30
RSVP: Makoma Lekalakala, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 011 339 3662, cell: 082 682 9177
For more information on Earthlife Africa, www.earthlife.org.za