Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

Investments in Transit Must Ensure Women’s Safety

As the Biden administration begins to advance its Build Back Better agenda and its infrastructure bill begins to take shape, as a nation we must make a concerted effort to ensure that these investments truly make us better off. Since public transit and passenger rail are expected to be big winners of upcoming public spending, […]

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Women Are Powering the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Movement click button

Women Are Powering the Environmental Justice and Climate Change Movement

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day by profiling six women who are leading the global and U.S. movement to advance climate change solutions, protect nature and lift global ambition to achieve the sustainable future we need for today and the future.  These women are breaking barriers, moving governments, and holding the private sector accountable to take more aggressive actions.

Why Women Matter:  While women are advancing the dialogue, there should be many more women at the table. 

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First Woman and African To Lead World Trade Organizations Starts With Fisheries Subsidies

First Woman and African To Lead World Trade Organizations Starts With Fisheries Subsidies

The new Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, an economist from Nigeria, made ending fishing subsidies by governments her first priority on Monday, according to E&E News.  This has long been a priority for the WTO, but her decision also reflects the importance of women in promoting and ensuring sustainable fishing globally.

Why This Matters:  As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we wanted to shine a light on women’s contributions to the natural resource economy.

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Women Face Worse Health Risks From Climate Change Than Men

Women Face Worse Health Risks From Climate Change Than Men

Climate change is a public health issue, and an analysis of 130 studies finds that women face worse health risks from climate impacts. Carbon Brief has mapped out the analysis, showing how climate change affects the health of women and men around the world. 

Why This Matters: The myriad of ways climate change is already reshaping our world won’t impact everyone equally.

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Climate Change Worsening Violence Against Women

Climate Change Worsening Violence Against Women

Climate change disproportionately affects women. In the United States, women have their pregnancies affected by climate change and according to Climate Reality, there’s evidence of how climate change is associated with an increase in asthma in adolescent girls, a higher risk of acquiring lung cancer and heart disease in mid-life, and heart attacks, strokes, and […]

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How to Hire More Women in STEM

How to Hire More Women in STEM

As National Geographic once explained, women make up half the national workforce, earn more college and graduate degrees than men, and by some estimates represent the largest single economic force in the world. Yet the gender gap in fields like science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) fields is still staggering. A survey conducted by […]

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