Thursday, December 20, 2018

Empower women to save the planet

Women’s rights to education, family planning and finance are a powerful lever for saving the planet. This can be a much more positive framing than population control, but it can have the same effect. Gender equality is key to fighting climate change.

With these three changes—empowerment of women farmers, increased global access to family planning, and the right to an education—Wilkinson and her team at Project Drawdown predict that by midcentury, improving gender equality could equal 1 billion fewer people on Earth.

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