Jainey Bavishi

Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Resiliency

Jainey K. Bavishi leads New York City’s efforts to prepare for the impacts of climate change. She has previously worked in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Honolulu, Hawaii.

Podcast Guest Appearances

A Feminist Climate Renaissance

Can a feminist renaissance save the climate? 

A feminist approach to the climate conversation begins over a hundred and fifty years ago. That’s when a scientist named Eunice Newton Foote first recognized the heating effect of C0-2. 

“And she made this discovery by using, you know, glass bells and tubes with gas in her backyard in 1856,” marvels author Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. “She was the first person to connect the dots between carbon dioxide and planetary warming, and history basically forgot her.”