Is a greener future female?

When it comes to the harmful effects of climate change, women and girls have the most to lose.

At the COP26 climate summit last fall, COP26 president Alok Sharma took to the stage on “Gender Day” – November 9 – noting that gender and climate are profoundly intertwined and “women and girls are disproportionately impacted by climate change.” Research by the United Nations has found that 80 per cent of those displaced by climate-related disasters and changes around the world are women and girls.

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