Investing in Women to End Climate Change
Climate change and environmental degradation are some of the greatest threats facing our planet today. Already, 26 million people have been displaced by their effects: rising sea levels, extreme weather patterns, and desertification of valuable farmland.

As consumers, entrepreneurs, farmers, caregivers, and so much more, women play a crucial role in both preventing climate change and adapting to its dire consequences. They constitute the majority of the climate change refugees and often live on the most vulnerable lands, but women are also the everyday innovators who find solutions and deal with the changed reality for people and planet. 

This month, Women Deliver is highlighting climate change solutions that not only help girls and women, but are driven by them. We’ve talked to gender and climate advocate Mary Robinson, got an update from negotiations at COP22, and more. Join us as we shift the narrative, from girls and women as victims of climate change to those who are our best bet to fight it.




Why the Climate Space Needs to Embrace a Gender Lens
Population & Sustainability Network
At meetings like COP22, sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning, compete for space with discussions on renewable energy, green finance systems, conservation, and other climate change issues.
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UsingTechnology to Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change
Berhane Gebru | FHI 360
A farmer in Uganda’s Soroti district, Hellen lives with her husband and seven children. Growing millet, groundnuts, sorghum, cassava and potatoes on her four acres, she is dependent on rain-fed agriculture for her surviv
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It Started with a Duck
Video | THE WHY
An animated film about how women adapt to climate change and build resilient communities. Narrated by Helen Mirren.
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This Fijian Eco-Activist Is Not Going To Let Climate Change Win
Ankita Rao | NPR Goats and Soda
Climate change is a global issue. But for Women Deliver Young Leader Betty Barkha, it's personal. The 25-year-old grew up in the city of Lautoka in Fiji, a couple of minutes from the Pacific amid the fish markets and flocks of tourists roasting on the beach.
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How Lighting India Empowers Women Through Off-Grid Solar Solutions
Anjali Garg | International Finance Corporation
Nearly 80 million Indian households — or approximately 400 million people — still use kerosene as a primary source of fuel for lighting. Kerosene is unhealthy, polluting, and expensive.
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For more stories and resources on Investing in Women to Tackle Climate Change, please visit our December Thematic Focus Webpage.

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