Why Women Will Save the Planet (Paperback)

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Cities across the globe are growing fast and many simply unsustainable, with polluted air, excessive energy consumption, and an absence of nature. But big cities don’t have to mean a dystopian future. They can be turned around to be powerhouses of well-being and environmental sustainability—if we empower women.

C40 Cities Group, a global network of the largest and greenest cities across the planet, is leading the way by delivering practical environmental changes right now. The mayors and city leaders of C40 are committed to make cities good for people and the planet. To help realize this, they have launched Women4Climate, an initiative to promote and support women as climate leaders.

This book is a unique collaboration between C40 and Friends of the Earth showcasing pioneering city mayors, key voices in the environmental and feminist movements, and academics. The articles and interviews collectively demonstrate both the need for women’s empowerment for climate action and the
powerful change it can bring. They are a rallying call for the planet, for women, and for everyone.

About the Author

Friends of the Earth is an international network of environmental organizations in 74 countries that campaigns for a healthy and sustainable relationship between human beings and the environment.

Praise For…

“You can’t save the planet without equality. . . . We need a new economics informed by the larger picture, an economy that puts women and the Earth at the center.”

— Vandana Shiva

“Provides a depth and breadth of diverse perspectives to answer yes to the question: ‘Could women’s empowerment transform the chances of achieving environmental sustainability?.’”

— Local Environment
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786993144
ISBN-10: 1786993147
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: March 8th, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English