Current Views

Despite the optimism placed on them, the Cancun Agreements of the 2010 UN Climate Summit do not represent a success for multilateralism; neither do they put the world on a safe climate pathway that science demands, and far less to a just and equitable transition towards a sustainable model of development. They represent a victory for big polluters and Northern elites that wish to continue with business-as-usual.

In celebration of the centenary of the International Toiling Women’s Day in 2010, the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) initiated the ‘Women Resisting Crisis and War: a conference on the impacts and women’s responses to the economic and climate crisis and war’. The conference provided space to women, girls, and men from civil society organizations, including grassroots movements, academia, and other stakeholder to understand the synergistic impacts of war, climate change and neoliberal policies which have been forced on women; to deliberate and learn the various forms of resistance that women’s individual and collective efforts have put forward; and to learn and develop new learning and strategies for resisting and overcoming neoliberal and neo-colonial militaristic onslaught.