There is an established global consensus that climate change disproportionately impacts the poor, and when the United Nations estimates that 70% of the world’s poor are women, this exceptional vulnerability of women and girls is why professionals in the climate change sphere must need to look at gender issues in their work
Jamaica’s most famous son, Usain Bolt, is currently competing in the Olympics and the island is also racing against the clock in the battle against climate change. In recent years, it has experienced increased natural disasters including more flooding, tropical storms, severe hurricanes, harsh periods of wildfire and drought as well as episodes of massive coral bleaching.
Will 2016 mark the first step to delivering on the ambition of 2015’s Paris agreement? One thing’s for certain - the private sector will be crucial in providing much of the financing needed to help developing countries meet the climate goals set in the French capital.
As we got out of the car and started walking to a cocoa farm in Ghana’s Western Region, I was happy to see some female cocoa farmers welcoming us. What a pleasant surprise!
I first became familiar with clean energy mini-grids about nine years ago, when I was working in India on solutions to expand access to modern energy to the hundreds of millions of Indians who didn’t have it.
These include four key programs that help 72 developing countries pilot low-emissions and climate resilient development.