This paper from Birth Companions and Wen (Women's Environmental Network) looks at the implications of the climate emergency for reproductive justice in the UK.

Using the framework of reproductive justice, it interrogates specific challenges brought about by the climate emergency, and demonstrate the myriad ways in which the climate emergency undermines our human rights. It examines how climate change, global heating, air pollution, toxic chemicals, environmental degradation and the decline of nature – referred to collectively as the climate and biodiversity emergency – pose severe challenges to women’s ability to conceive; sustain healthy pregnancies; and birth and parent their children in safety and health in the UK today.

This paper forms part of the Feminist Green New Deal (FGND) policy paper series, developed in recent years by Wen and the Women’s Budget Group, and features a foreword by Dr Ranee Thakar, President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

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Reproductive justice and the climate emergency in the UK
Reproductive justice and the climate emergency in the UK - One-page summary

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