The Intersection of Environmental Protection & Women
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About the event
Empowering women and girls in developing countries ranked second among 76 solutions for curbing global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, according to a new report by the climate research organization Project Drawdown. Drawdown estimates that girls’ education and family planning would reduce carbon by 85 gigatons by 2050. The report comes just before International Women’s Day on March 8.
Gender equality in health and education hasn’t received much public attention as a climate solution, even though it’s been on the global sustainability radar for years. In 2015, the United Nations included “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” in its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The linkages between gender inequality and adaptive capacity to climate change relate to a large number of factors that differ across countries and over time, and also range from uneven access to resources to cultural norms. In addition, women’s representation in politics has been shown to lead to more stringent climate action, thus affecting mitigation policies as well. Building capacity to adapt to climate change will require eradicating inequalities of many sorts, including those in terms of gender. To the extent that gender inequality is a determinant of adaptation to climate change impacts and may also have an effect on the implementation of mitigation policies, projections of trajectories in gender inequality can highlight potential future challenges to combating the negative effects of climate change. According to the authors, such projections, combined with existing scenarios for the future path of population growth, education, and income, can contribute significantly to our understanding of the obstacles faced by future societies in their efforts to foster climate resilient development.
"If we took away barriers to women's leadership, we would solve the Climate Change problem a lot faster." says Mary Robinson.
With this, the panel will strive to dig deeper on empowering women as the agents of change within the climate movement, the intersectionality between climate change and feminism as well as exploring the daily importance of having a hygenic eco-feminine health & lifestyle.
Session 1 - Women as the agents of hange in the Climate Movement (19:00 - 20:00 WIB)
- Nadya Thomasson (Co-founder of Mess Free Project & Keep Kuta Clean Lombok
- Melissa Kowara (Partai Hijau Indonesia & XR Indonesia)
- Ratu Vashti (Miss Earth Indonesia 2018)
Session 2 - Ladies, let’s talk about eco-friendly feminine health! (20:00 - 21:00 WIB)
- Annabella (Content Creator & Co-founder of 21 Hari Vegan and @anykind.id)
- Fatima Amira (PR of Sustaination & Organi Cup Indonesia)
Opening Remarks by MC
Session 1 CV Reading by Moderator