Project Drawdown - EcoChallenge for Earth Month
Mar 24, 2019
Have you heard of Project Drawdown?
Do you know that educating women and girls globally ranks #6 on their list to reverse global warming? And empowering women and girls in health and family planning ranks #7?
"The solutions here focus on the majority of humanity, the 51 percent who are female. We call them out specifically because climate change is not gender neutral. Due to existing inequalities, women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to its impacts, from disease to natural disaster. At the same time, women and girls are pivotal to addressing global warming successfully -- and to humanity's overall resilience. Suppression and marginalization along gender lines actually hurt everyone, while equity is good for all. These solutions show that enhancing the rights and well-being of women and girls could improve the future of life on this planet."
Solutions by Rank
1 Refrigerant ManagementMaterials
2 Wind Turbines (Onshore)Electricity Generation
3 Reduced Food WasteFood
4 Plant-Rich DietFood
5 Tropical ForestsLand Use
6 Educating GirlsWomen and Girls
7 Family PlanningWomen and Girls
8 Solar FarmsElectricity Generation
10 Rooftop SolarElectricity Generation