One major theme I noticed from the 2nd week at COP26 was the importance of recognizing our changing climate’s impact on women and girls. The articles I reference here highlight the need to center the gender conversation in climate solutions and action.
Two reports released at COP26 – one from the Malala Foundation and one from World Vision, emphasized the impact of climate change on girls' education and children's hunger. These two reports highlighted how interconnected climate change is to the larger conversation on resources as they impact opportunities, especially for women and girls.
The quote that sparked my grit and determination was, “If we don’t help people in low- and middle-income countries thrive despite the warming that is already under way, the world will lose the fight against extreme poverty.” - Bill Gates
How climate change is disproportionately affecting girls in low-income countries - The Washington Post