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Impacts of Climate Change on Women in Developing Countries

October 29, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 pm
  • Where: Center for Global Affairs NYU School of Professional Studies Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th floor New York, NY
  • Hosted by: SPN, Center for Global Affairs, NYU School of Professional Studies (CGA)
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  Climate change poses the greatest challenge to the world’s poorest countries, and especially to women in those countries. In developing countries women serve as both astute managers of natural resources and caretakers of the natural environment. New climate-related risks are adding to the existing challenge of tackling poverty, food security, and preventable and curable diseases.   Decisive action is needed. But making the right decisions is far from easy given the uncertainties about future climate impacts, regulations and financial support, and the potential trade-offs between generations, geographies, sectors and social groups.   The next few months will determine climate policy for the post-2015 era with binding decisions at the Paris Summit. To navigate these complexities successfully, decision makers and the global media need access to the best available information, research and solutions. Our panel of experts will focus on a solutions-oriented approach for women as stewards of the environment in developing countries affected by climate change.   Moderator: Chloe Demrovsky, Adjunct Instructor, Center for Global Affairs   Confirmed Panelists: Adela Gondek, Professor of Ethics, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Bridget Burns, Advocacy and Communications Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO);   Invited Panelists: Bruce Kahn, Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management; Senior Manager from UN Under Secretary General’s office;   About the Sponsors: The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New York based inter-disciplinary community of professionals who seek to learn and share knowledge to advance sustainable development across sectors and disciplines. We mobilize our members to practice sustainability in their lives and work. Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of individual and corporate sustainability and thereby create a more stable and equitable world.   Center for Global Affairs, NYU School of Professional Studies (CGA) offers an indispensable and interdisciplinary context for understanding critical issues in international politics, economics, peacebuilding, transnational security, international law, human rights, energy, the environment, and related areas. It affords students the in-depth knowledge and the uniquely practical perspectives for becoming successful, well-rounded professionals in the global arena.   RSVP:  [email protected]

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