New research from the Malala Fund finds that, while girls’ education is disproportionately affected by climate change, it is a powerful yet underused climate solution. Projections suggest that increasing gender equality in education would lead to more effective climate adaptation efforts, improved mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and greater climate resilience in communities. Meanwhile, adopting a new framework for gender-equal, green learning could transform education for the next generation.
In the run-up to COP26, this discussion maps a way forward for governments to effectively leverage the link between girls’ education, gender equality and climate change:
Why does the climate crisis disproportionately affect girls’ access to education?
How can a climate-smart education for all girls and boys create a greener, fairer future around the world?
And what would multilateral coordination on this issue consist of and how can such policies be prioritized in Glasgow?
As with all member events, questions from the audience drive the conversation.