Birth Companions and Wen (Women's Environmental Network) hosted this free Lunchtime Webinar, celebrating the publication of our joint policy paper, Reproductive justice and the climate emergency in the UK.

The climate and biodiversity emergency poses severe challenges to reproductive, maternal, infant, and child health. We are already seeing the substantial effects that air pollution, toxic chemicals, extreme heat, climate migration, food insecurity, and other factors can have on our ability to conceive, sustain healthy pregnancies, and birth and parent our children in safety. And we know that women facing poverty, inequality, and disadvantage, and those from Black and Brown communities disproportionately bear the impacts of these factors.

As we look for solutions to the climate emergency, we urgently need to incorporate a focus on reproductive justice.

The intersectional, rights-based framework of reproductive justice, developed by Black and Indigenous women in the United States in the 1990s, is a powerful tool with which to centre the needs and experiences of marginalised groups facing inequality and disadvantage; and to determine opportunities for action at individual, local, organisational and national levels.


  • Lola Fayokun - Youth Climate Justice Campaigner & member of Advisory Board, Uplift
  • Olamide Raheem - Portfolio Manager, Impact on Urban Health
  • Helen Lynn - Green Baby Project Manager and Health Advisor, Wen
  • Katherine Miller Brunton - Policy, Communications and Engagement Officer, Birth Companions
  • Naomi Delap - Director, Birth Companions
  • Kate Metcalf - Co-Director, Wen

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