The impacts of climate change—disasters, water scarcity, food insecurity—threaten lives and livelihoods, and can exacerbate the risk of conflict in already fragile countries. At the same time, women and girls are disproportionately affected by these challenges, but investing in their education could not only help them adapt, but also make their communities more resilience.
The Wilson Center is hosting a screening and discussion of two short films from the GroundTruth Project’s Living Proof series—“A Climate for Conflict” and “Breadwinner”— that grapple with the social instability associated with environmental change and the far-reaching impact of women’s empowerment. The filmmaker, Beth Murphy, will discuss the links between climate, conflict, and gender with Marcus King, an academic expert on environmental conflict, and a leading advocate, A. Tianna Scozzaro from the Sierra Club.
Date: March 21, 2018
When: 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Where: Wilson Center, 6th Floor