Advancing gender equality is a major global challenge in the 21st century, particularly in the context of the climate crisis and disaster risk reduction.
Women are increasingly recognized as more vulnerable to climate change impacts compared to men, since they constitute the majority of the world’s poor and are more dependent on the natural resources which are adversely affected by climate change.
At the same time, women and girls are powerful leaders and trailblazers for climate adaptation and mitigation. They are involved in sustainability initiatives throughout the world, with their participation and leadership resulting in more effective climate action.
It is essential to continue exploring opportunities, as well as the constraints, to empower women and girls to have a voice and be equal players in the decision-making pertaining to climate change and sustainability. It is absolutely essential for sustainable development and greater gender equality. At the present day and age, gender equality is quintessential for a sustainable and an equal future.