Working Session: Women & Girls (Population)—Empowerment and Inclusivity: A Rights-based Solution to Global Warming (Option 3 of 3)

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Vice President Of Operations And Engagement, Project Drawdown
Project Drawdown Senior Fellow
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President, Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Discussants
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Fellow, Center for Universal Education, Brookings
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Drawdown Scholar, Columbia University
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Director of School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
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Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Demography, Penn State
Innovation Talk Presenters
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President, Igiugig Village Council
Online Moderator
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Advancing key areas of gender equity can reduce emissions in several significant ways. Access to education and voluntary family planning are basic human rights and should be secured for that reason alone, yet significant gaps remain around the world today. Because advancing those rights has effects on fertility rates and population growth, these are Drawdown solutions with systemwide benefits. Population size is a key driver of demand for needs such as food, transportation, electricity, buildings, and goods, all of which have associated emissions, while education and empowerment can unleash the creativity and human energy needed to implement solutions worldwide.

Related Conference Themes
Women & Girls