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Are Women the Climate Change Solution We're Looking For?

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  • This short video highlights the vulnerability of women to climate change and the critical role they play in adapting to it and protecting the environment.
  • The video explains the barriers women face in the agricultural, social, and political spheres and the importance of gender equality as a climate solution.
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  • This empowering video explains women's essential role in sustainability projects, disaster response, and community mobilization.
  • The video also highlights women leading non-governmental organizations focused on sustainability initiatives, like tree planting.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Before watching the video, students should have a general understanding of the effects of climate change and the benefits of trees.
  • At the bottom of the video, you can select which part of the video you would like to skip to.


  • This resource can also be used in civics classes during lessons about gender inequality, environmental justice, and women's rights.
  • Challenge students to come up with ways to increase women's access to education and decision-making in their country.
  • As a follow-up activity, students can research and report on a woman-led sustainability or environment organization of their choosing.
  • For more inspiring stories about the women on the front lines of climate change, watch this video about one woman's efforts to protect her local environment and this video about a community's tree-growing project.
Scientist Notes
This video discusses the gender equality surrounding the climate crisis and how women are more affected by climate change. There is a discussion about the inclusion of women in the fight against climate change and how without including them in the discussion, a huge portion of the climate equation is left out. This video is well researched and sourced, and would be a great addition to a classroom discussion concerning gender equality and/or climate change. This resource is recommended for teaching.

This resource addresses the listed standards. To fully meet standards, search for more related resources.

  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • SL.11-12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, qualitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS-ESS3-3. Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among the management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.
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