Struggling to save their failing crops. Walking farther to fetch clean water. Protecting their families from devastating storms and violent conflicts. Experts warn that women in developing countries will be disproportionately affected by climate changes. But women could also hold the keys to solving the climate challenge. Empowering women through education, economic opportunities, and reproductive health care can make surprising contributions to the climate fight. To make this happen, we need to bridge sectoral barriers and work together to ensure that women are climate victors, and not climate victims.
“At the Eye of the Storm: Women and Climate Change” will bring together leaders from the climate change, reproductive health, clean energy, humanitarian response, and peace and security communities at the Wilson Center on June 23, 2016. Please save the date to join us for an afternoon of stories and solutions, followed by a reception.