BIG IDEA #2
More women equals a better way to tackle climate change
While women are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change, they are the minority when it comes to designing solutions to our rapidly deteriorating environment. We are working to change this.
As with human trafficking, having more women engaged in developing environmental policy would accelerate progress on climate change. Here's why:
Addressing climate change is the ultimate team sport and teams with greater gender diversity outperform other more homogenous teams, even when controlling for team intelligence
As more women receive training (in any field), more enter political office, which in turn is correlated with improved rule of law generally, increased resilience due to improved human development) and improved natural resource governance
More gender diverse teams have been shown to be more innovative
Women experience the impacts of climate change more directly and have important insight on how to address the issue
There is a lot more to say than we can say here! What has been your experience? We would love to hear from you and we are happy to share our research and experience!