Submissions:2021/Towards a more environmentally sustainable Wikimedia Movement: The Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant
- Towards a more environmentally sustainable Wikimedia Movement: The Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant
- Global & Local, Other
Type of session:
The urgency of the climate crisis is reflected in the Wikimedia 2030 Movement Strategy recommendations, which call on the entire Wikimedia Movement to “align our practices to support the environmental sustainability of our planet”.
A group of Wikimedia afiliates have recently begun implementing this recommendation, commiting themselves to reducing their carbon footprint through a variety of measures, especially around travel, in the Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant.
This session will explore this new initiative, especially how it takes into account the principle of climate justice, meaning that the more privileged must help carry the burden otherwise disproportionately borne by those less privileged and those living in regions prone to the harshest effects of climate change.
The session will close with a call on North American Wikimedia affiliates to co-sign the Wikimedia Affiliates Environmental Sustainability Covenant.
Academic Peer Review option:
- Wikimedia Deutschland
- 20 minutes
Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:
- Wikimania 2021
If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)
- lightning talk