Nov 22 | 10:50 - 11:40

Putting climate action in women’s hands - #Women4Climate

Room: Theatre


Women are the untapped solution to the climate emergency: their choices and actions, from land management and household consumption to board decisions and political engagement, are perhaps the most under-rated way of driving climate action today. Yet structural obstacles stand in the way. A quarter of economically active women work in agriculture, for instance, but women represent only 13% of agricultural landholders. The crops they tend are under-researched and under-insured. Meanwhile, women entrepreneurs might have novel climate solutions, but these will not scale as long as women have unequal access to finance and venture capital. What can be done to more systematically put the means of climate action, from finance and legal rights to education and representation, into women’s hands?

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