18-19 JUNE 2019 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

WOMEN / GIRLS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Women and the Environment

Women are on the frontlines of climate change and environment degradation.

In a hotter world, land degradation, deforestation leading to water scarcity, crop failure, fuel shortages and instability are increasingly common concerns. Women's key social and economic roles make them more susceptible to these phenomena. Increased natural resource scarcity, makes them more vulnerable and may ultimately force them to migrate.

There can be no sustainable economic development or peaceful societies without a healthy planet. Enabling women to take more decisions on land, water and biodiversity management empowers them. Women are actors of change in the transition to a green and low emissions' economy respectful of our rich biodiversity.