The active participation of women is essential for the holistic, multidisciplinary, and inter-sectoral approach that is needed to safeguard the environment for future generations. But too often, women’s roles and leadership are unrecognized or undervalued. Moreover, social and economic inequalities between men and women also often hold back prospects for sustainable development and undermine sound environmental management. To develop meaningful solutions to environmental challenges, efforts are needed on many fronts, including promoting an equal voice in planning and decision-making, and creating opportunities for both women and men to develop and support sustainable climate, energy, food, and urban solutions. This round table will facilitate a discussion around effective entry points to promote gender equality to tackle drivers of environmental degradation, and concrete opportunities on how the environmental community can better support gender-responsive policy and financing.
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