gender equality

New Zealand Will Consider Climate Crisis in All Major Policy Decisions

New Zealand Will Consider Climate Crisis in All Major Policy Decisions

Consideration of the climate crisis will be front and center in all of New Zealand‘s major policy decisions. The new rule means that any new proposal before the government that aims either to reduce emissions or has a collateral damage effect of raising emissions will need to go through a climate-impact assessment before it can […]

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    New Zealand Will Consider Climate Crisis in All Major Policy Decisions

    New Zealand Will Consider Climate Crisis in All Major Policy Decisions

    Consideration of the climate crisis will be front and center in all of New Zealand‘s major policy decisions. The new rule means that any new proposal before the government that aims either to reduce emissions or has a collateral damage effect of raising emissions will need to go through a climate-impact assessment before it can […]

    How Climate Crisis Threatens to Reverse Recent Progress in Educating Girls

    How Climate Crisis Threatens to Reverse Recent Progress in Educating Girls

    In recent decades, the education of girls around the world has increased dramatically. But climate change threatens to reverse some of that progress. Extreme weather can increase poverty and force families to leave their homes. In Bangladesh, for example, coastal flooding has forced many poor, rural people to migrate to Dhaka, a crowded megacity. Saniye […]

    5 Earth Conscious Women to Honor on International Women’s Day

    5 Earth Conscious Women to Honor on International Women’s Day

    Today women and their allies celebrate International Women’s Day. This year, the theme for the day—and the campaign that will run all year—is promoting a gender balanced world. “A balanced world is a better world,” the day’s organizers write. They are asking people around the world to take a picture of themselves making the #BallanceforBeter […]

    Why We Need More Women Involved in Creating Environmental Policy

    Why We Need More Women Involved in Creating Environmental Policy

    By Lucy Goodchild van Hilten Three years into the Sustainable Development Goals—17 global goals set by the United Nations—many countries’ policy makers are developing domestic legislation that will help them reach environmental targets, from cutting carbon emissions to improving clean water and sanitation. But when it comes to environmental research and action, weighing the options […]

    Women Stakeholders, DAPL and Socially Responsible Investing

    Women Stakeholders, DAPL and Socially Responsible Investing

    by Rebecca Adamson The McKinsey Global Institute’s report, The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth, concluded that, “Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women … do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy […]