YCW LN: Gender and climate change in China
with Karoline Kan (Environmental journalist) and Zongqi Yu (Climate change activist and Chinese Youth Delegate at 24th UN Climate Change Conference)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
• 1200 (London)
• 1300 (Berlin & Brussels)
• 1900 (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing & Singapore)
Access via a virtual conference platform – details in an Eventbrite email shortly before the event
As climate change precipitates societal and geopolitical changes in China and beyond, YCW and NüVoices recognise the growing need to scrutinise both climate discourse and the gendered aspects of environmental change. This panel will discuss the role of women and young people as drivers of Chinese environmental activism; the often sexist, classist and xenophobic discourse of population growth in relation to climate change in China; and the challenges of fostering awareness as well as driving forward effective policy changes.
In collaboration with NüVoices, YCW are delighted to host in conversation Karoline Kan and Zongqi Yu, who both work on issues at the intersection between gender and climate change. Jessie Lau, journalist and Board Member of NüVoices, will moderate.
RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ycw-ln-gender-and-climate-change-in-china-tickets-117621471989
IN COLLABORATION WITH
NüVoices is an international editorial collective gathering veteran and emerging writers, journalists, translators and artists to celebrate and support the diverse creative work of self-identified women working on the subject of China (broadly defined).
Karoline is a Chinese environmental journalist and winner of the 2019 Young China Watcher of the Year Award. Her work was recognised in 2016 by the International China Journalists Association and was awarded with an Honourable Mention by The Society of Publishers in Asia Awards. Her 2019 book, Under Red Skies is the first English memoir by a Chinese millennial.
Zongqi is a climate activist and advocate from Beijing. In November 2017 and August 2019, she visited the Antarctic Peninsula and the Svalbard Islands – following which she organised a series of educational and awareness-raising campaigns. Zongqi has also played a role in delivering the past four iterations of the International Youth Summit on Energy and Climate Change. In recognition of her climate activism and advocacy, she was selected as a Chinese Youth Delegate to attend the 24th UN Climate Change Conference at Katowitz, Poland. She is a student of Environmental Engineering and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.