What can we do right now to best deal with climate change?
Emily Arasim, Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
“Women’s voices must be at the forefront of conversations on climate change if we are to rebuild an equitable and healthy world. Women are critical stakeholders both because they experience climate impacts with disproportionate severity and because of the unique and critical insights, skills, and solutions that they bring to the table. Women are central to farming, water stewardship, biodiversity protection, clean energy promotion, and household purchase decisions. As givers of life, they also hold on to a deeply felt and fundamental connection to the Earth and its natural regenerative processes. When women are involved in environmental policy decisions, we see major shifts toward actions to protect people and planet for generations to come.
“As we enter into pivotal COP21 United Nation climate talks in December, women’s leadership is more vital than ever. The Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network, International (WECAN) and allies across the globe will be highlighting women’s leadership, struggles, and solutions at COP21 to make it clear that climate justice and gender justice are inseparable. This collection of voices from outstanding women leaders is presented in honor of women shaping bold, transformative climate solutions.”
Hear the voices of the many women around the globe who are making a difference….