The League of Jewish Women in the UK celebrated International Women’s Day with a Social Issues seminar entitled: “Climate Change – Some Like It Hot”.
The underlying message of the day was that the cost of not dealing with climate change far outweighs the cost of seeking solutions, and that time is running out. The history and the frightening forecasts were laid out by Dr Michal Nachmany from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics.
We were encouraged to become activists and lobby decision makers to bring about the essential changes. Kate Metcalf, Co-Director of the Women’s Environmental Network, emphasised the gender issues which arose from the effects of climate change, as inter alia women were still seen as main providers of water and food in many parts of the world.
Louisa Hoyes, Team Lead for the Communications, Education and Outreach Team at Veolia, addressed the need for individuals to choose environmentally friendly products and to recycle with the object of classifying nothing as waste.
Our pictures shows, from left to right, Dr Michal Nachmany; Sandra Harris, Chair, Social Issues Committee of LJW; Kate Metcalf; Louisa Hoyes; Penelope Conway, President of ICJW; Yvonne Josse, President of LJW