Sustainable Planet

Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change? Is gender equality a key factor in tackling climate change? Many think so, and in this lecture Environment Professor Jacqueline McGlade will explain why in relation to UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 is to 'achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls'. When women are empowered and educated the evidence shows that they have more control over their lives and dedicate more resources to health and education than men. But does gender also influence the way that environmental issues are solved?

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya. (from

Lecture 5 - Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change?

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Lecture 1 - How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe
Lecture 2 - Building Sustainable Communities: A New Era for Twinning
Lecture 3 - Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature
Lecture 4 - Ending Our Consumer Addiction
Lecture 5 - Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change?
Lecture 6 - The Future of Our Oceans
Lecture 7 - The Last Mile: Ensuring Access to Affordable Energy to Poor, Rural Communities