Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change

Margaret Atwood (credit: Liam Sharp)

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Explore and celebrate the role of women taking action on climate change

'This isn't climate change; it’s EVERYTHING change' – Under Her Eye Ambassador and Speaker Margaret Atwood

Booker-prize winning author Margaret Atwood is the headline speaker and ambassador of ‘Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change’, an international Summit and Arts Festival that will explore and celebrate the role of women taking action on climate change, as part of the 2018 Suffrage Centenary.

As the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change Mary Robinson asserted: ‘the challenges of climate change cannot be solved without empowering women’. Throughout the day a range of panel talks, in-conversations, workshops and performances will engage, provoke and inspire on this topic.

A key area of focus is climate’s link to health, wellbeing and social justice - all tied together by the role the arts can play in influencing thinking and sparking debate.

Speakers include: 

Headline slot - Margaret Atwood, Booker-prize winning novelist

Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader, UK Green Party

Hakima El Haité, Moroccan Minister for the Environment and COP22 Host

Jessica Ground, Global Head of Stewardship, Schroders

Maaike Van Min, former Head of Development and Strategy, Marie Stopes

Professor Joanna Haigh, Co-director, Grantham Institute 

Laura Tenenbaum, former Senior Science Editor at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Dr Erinma Ochu, Lecturer in Science Communication and Future Media, University of Salford

Kate Raworth, Doughnut Economics author and renegade economist

Diana Simpson Hernandez, Waste Lab Founder and sustainable design pioneer

Alison Tickell, Director, Julie’s Bicycle

Mel Evans, Author of Artwash and former Head of Art Greenpeace

Dr Nina Skorupska, CEO, Renewable Energy Association

Charlotte Du Cann, Founder, Dark Mountain Project

For more information see the full programme

On 2 June audiences are invited to a range of free artistic interventions and workshops exploring climate change and the Library also hosts a Microclimate
Sensory Banquet
(separate ticket required).

Curated by Invisible Dust for Under Her Eye. Invisible Dust is an acclaimed arts-science charitable organisation that works with artists, scientists and technologists to encourage awareness of and provoke meaningful responses to climate change.

Image: Margaret Atwood by Liam Sharp


Name: Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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