In today’s world, there are so many changes and shifts in the environment and society that it is impossible to look at them individually. We have only one planet, and our challenges are interconnected. How do the concepts of gender and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect climate change?
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How are gender equality and climate change related?
Giving women access to decision-making on climate change is essential for sustainable development and gender equality. Women are first responders to crises, often more open to new initiatives and solutions. Climate crises exacerbate existing inequalities and increase women's health, safety, and life risks. Women are more likely to be injured during disasters due to limited access to information, freedom of movement, decision-making power, and resources and training. Climate change and natural disasters threaten women's and girls' health, limiting access to services and health care and increasing maternal and child health risks.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals, and how do they relate to climate change?
The Sustainable Development Goals are globally agreed-upon goals that aim to end poverty and hunger, fight inequality and injustice, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity for all people. Until 2030, 17 key areas have been selected, the implementation of which could potentially lead the country to the sustainable development of all significant spheres of life and solve global problems affecting every person in this world. Combating climate change is one of the goals of sustainable development, and it is directly linked to sustainable development.
The list of goals:
- GOAL 1: No Poverty
- GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
- GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
- GOAL 4: Quality Education
- GOAL 5: Gender Equality
- GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
- GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
- GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
- GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
- GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
- GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
- GOAL 13: Climate Action
- GOAL 14: Life Below Water
- GOAL 15: Life on Land
- GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
- GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Even a brief look at the SDGs will help you realize how many of them relate to our ability to cope with climate change. If we want to live in a world where the SDGs are achieved, tackling climate change will be absolutely crucial. Equally, if we want to achieve climate justice, it will not be possible without the involvement of women and non-binary people. The clock is ticking in the fight against climate change, and we need everyone to get involved. Including you!
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