Empowering Women Key in Combating Climate Change

Empowering women is the best way to combat global warming, an expert has said.

“Not only do women better understand the harmful effects of climate change especially on the lives of those in rural and impoverished areas, but empowered women are one of the most effective responses to this phenomenon,” Dr Nawal Al Hosani, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP), Director of Sustainability at Masdar, told Gulf News.

In developing countries, women feel the effects of climate change more significantly than their male counterparts, Al Hosani said. There women must also gather food and water — but because agriculture has been gravely affected by climate change, these resources are becoming scarce and difficult to attain, she said.

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/environment/empowering-women-key-to-combating-climate-change-expert-says-1.1648562

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