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Discussion of Katherine Wilkinson’s TED Talk, “How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming”
December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity’s wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming. “Drawing down emissions depends on rising up,” Wilkinson says.
This event is done in collaboration with TED Circles and TED Countdown — a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action.