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.