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Mar 7 2022 - One of our greatest challenges is advancing gender equality in the face of the climate crisis.
They constitute the majority of the world’s poor.
They are also more dependent on the natural resources threatened by climate change.
In the 21st Century, women are more vulnerable to climate impacts than men.
Of the 1.3 billion people on earth living in poverty, 70% are women.
In urban areas, 40% of the poorest households are headed by women.
80% of those displaced by climate related disasters are women and girls.
Women are more likely to be killed by natural disasters than men.
Women and girls are also more likely to go hungry.
The UN believes that without gender equality today, a sustainable and equal future will remain beyond our reach.
However, women and girls are effective and powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation.
They are involved in sustainability initiatives around the world.
Their participation and leadership results in more effective climate action.
This International Women’s Day, let’s claim “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
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