Occasional Paper: Women and Climate Change
Sanah Dewan and Shashank Vira (The Hearth Education Advisors)
In the most impoverished villages around the world, people are looking for solutions that include but are not limited to pollution, poverty, access to clean water and gender inequality. One predominating solution seems to have been disregarded within the climate change agenda – the empowerment of women as change-makers and agents of social change. Rural women have the gift of traditional knowledge and conventional wisdom and the courage to help us create a more sustainable world from the ground up. The Hearth’s Occasional Paper on Women and Climate Change realises this potential and explores case studies and innovative development initiatives that may serve as models providing evidence of how women can be empowered to make significant changes within their communities, thereby creating a global impact.