LGBTIQ+ and Climate Justice

Project description

The project will connect and train actors across Europe who are working on the topic of intersectional feminism and climate change with WLINTA* actors of the LGBTIQ+ community, with an interest in the intersection of those same topics.

GenderCC’s European members as well as members of ILGA Europe (and other LGBTIQ+ networks and organizations) will be addressed. The idea is to build a movement of activists within Europe, of people who are WLINTA* and support the idea of gender- and LGBTIQ+-just climate change policies.

The main goal is to establish the topic of gendered climate change policies within the queer community in Europe and to be able to give evidence of how WLINTA* are specifically affected by climate change impacts as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation policies, also in the political global north. At the same time, a specific LGBTIQ+ perspective and knowledge base concerning climate policies is going to be developed within the project.

WLINTA* are affected differently than cis-male people by climate change and by climate change policies. While there is a – however small it might be - data base about the situation of cis-women in regards to those topics, there is hardly any evidence or data on the situation of LGBTIQ+ people. Yet, there are some indications that LGBTIQ+ people might contribute less to greenhouse gas emissions, and might be affected more severely by climate change impacts. In any case, plausibility considerations suggest that certain climate actions are critical for and can have adverse effects on LGBTIQ* people, such as low-carbon urban and transport planning.