Climate change poses a threat to everyone on this planet, but the consequences for already marginalized communities are by far the most severe. The climate crisis acts as a threat multiplier, exacerbating existing inequalities like wealth and gender. It’s estimated that climate change could push an additional 132 million people into poverty by 2030. Women make up 80 percent of people displaced by climate change. If we’re going to tackle this potential catastrophe, we must prioritize women and girls.
Women are routinely on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Even so, women are still marginalized from making decisions on how to respond to the climate crisis. But despite these oppositional forces, we know that still #SheLeadsInCrisis. All over the world there are inspirational, powerful young women working on mitigation and adaptation measures, or towards solutions and societal change.