Nov 21 | 10:50 - 11:35

Business cannot thrive where life on earth fails: addressing extinction and biodiversity loss - #Women4Climate

Room: Theatre


Women often have instinctive knowledge about the diverse plant and animal species around them, and use natural resources differently from men: for instance, in a study in Sierra Leone, women could name 31 uses of trees on fallow land and in the forest, while men named eight different uses. Yet their experience and role in biodiversity decision-making is rarely recognised. And life on earth is at a critical moment. A million animal and plant species are threatened with extinction today, putting food sources and industry at risk. How can the knowledge and leadership of women be harnessed to address the looming threat of biodiversity loss?

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