Most of the global conversations on women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector have been about how women can contribute to food security and poverty reduction, and how we need to organize them and build their capacity to play this role better and more effectively. This is not enough.
“We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency, and we ask everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us.”
At the Connected Women Leaders Forum, Mary Robinson challenged the global women leaders present to make a commitment to put climate justice at the center of their work, whatever their primary focus might be, and become a Connected Leader for Climate Justice. Every woman in attendance said “yes.”
The need for women’s leadership is ever more pressing when it comes to the climate crisis. Here’s why they should step up—and how you can help.
Young women are leading a fast-growing movement to enact a Green New Deal and halt climate change.
Climate change is the world’s problem, but women are taking the lead to solve it.
According to a recent survey by Bain & Company, only four percent of companies feel that they’ve succeeded in achieving their sustainability goals, and 47 percent feel that they’ve failed altogether. That’s not good enough.
Changing our daily actions isn’t enough—but today (and everyday), you can join our movement to spread non-toxic love. Here are ten ways to start.
“Securing the rights of women and girls can have a positive impact on the atmosphere, comparable to that of wind turbines and solar panels and forests.” I talked to author and expert Katharine Wilkinson about the key ways that empowering women and girls can help stop global warming.
Women have traditionally been banished from fishing vessels—but this hasn’t stopped Andrea Angel from mitigating albatross and other seabird deaths in South African waters through intensive engagement with often-reluctant vessel owners, captains and crews.