What do we know about the links between girls’ education and climate and environment change?
In 2021, representatives from around the world met in Glasgow for COP26, with the year being heralded the ‘make or break’ year to avert irreversible impacts upon our planet.
In this blog, Camilla Pankhurst, Education Adviser for the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office reflects how for billions of people, climate change is not a future problem but a lived reality. It is the poorest households in the poorest regions hardest hit, with women and girls disproportionately affected due to existing gender inequalities. As experts grapple with these challenges, the question of the relationship of climate change with girls’ education has been building momentum.