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Three platforms for girls’ education in climate strategies

While the damaging effects of climate change tend to hit the most vulnerable and least skilled people in developing countries - largely girls and women - particularly hard, well-educated girls and women can be a powerful part of the solution to the problem. To bring girls and women to the fore of climate change adaptation and mitigation, this paper proposes that stakeholders in the gender, education, and climate change sectors work together on three platforms: (1) promoting girls’ reproductive rights in order to ensure equitable climate action; (2)...

While the damaging effects of climate change tend to hit the most vulnerable and least skilled people in developing countries - largely girls and women - particularly hard, well-educated girls and women can be a powerful part of the solution to the problem. To bring girls and women to the fore of climate change adaptation and mitigation, this paper proposes that stakeholders in the gender, education, and climate change sectors work together on three platforms: (1) promoting girls’ reproductive rights in order to ensure equitable climate action; (2) investing in girls’ education in order to foster climate participation and leadership; and (3) spurring actions to develop girls’ life skills for a green economy.

Publication year:
2017
Language: English
Region: Global
Country: N/A
Subtheme: Climate action
Content category: Publication
Resource type:
Reports & summaries
Format:
PDF, 52p
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