Breaking the Bias: Involving Women in Climate Action

Climate Action is the 13th of  the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The official mission statement of this goal is to "Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts". 

Climate action involves more than words of mouth, but actually taking practical steps to stop or reduce climate change and prevent its hazardous effects on the environment. 

Why must Climate Action be taken so seriously?

Climate change has been disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people and communities dearly today and it would cost us even more tomorrow. The impacts of climate change on people are significant, including changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events.

Why Women?

The impact of climate change on gender is not the same. Women are more vulnerable than men and more on the receiving end of the impacts of climate change, mainly because they represent the majority of the world's poor and are proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources.

"Grumbling about injustices, wrongs and frustrations doesn’t make anything just or better...however, sharing matters! Paying mindful attention and converting outrage into meaningful action in order to bring about positive change really works. Do something each day to make things better for yourself and for others, because we are in fact, consciously or not, making a difference with every action, and every choice we make – one way or another. I live and work by this African Proverb – If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a room with a mosquito. It is incumbent upon each of us – as individuals – to share more, to involve more people, and to leave a healthier world for our children.”

- Lisa Borden, Founder Borden Communications, Strategist and Catalyst, Enthusiastic Philanthropist, Inspiration Agent, and Wannabe Organic Farmer. 

The United Nations give an inspiring charge on how women can be change makers today towards a sustainable tomorrow. It's not too late to save our world through gender equality. 

On a final note, dear incredible woman, mother, grandmother and sister, who has the best interest of mother Earth and the coming generations at heart, join your voice to the voices of others pushing for change globally. Beyond words and sharing, take action also. Help level the playing field as we take meaningful climate actions in our daily choices and actions. Together, let's break the bias. 

IyanuOluwa Ayanniran

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