Project Drawdown’s 200 researchers and scientists from 22 countries have identified, researched and modeled the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to climate change and grouped them into seven sectors. Together, they reveal a path forward that can roll back global warming by 2050.
It turns out that women and girls are not only disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, they are actually pivotal to addressing global warming successfully.
Project Drawdown has grouped three of its 100 solutions into the Women and Girls Sector. Combined, educating girls and family planning are the most influential Drawdown solutions because of their influence on family size and global population. A third solution, based on the proportion of food produced by women smallholders —ensuring equal access to productive resources for these women —increases their farm yields by 20-30% and avoids deforestation. These three solutions together would reduce CO2 emissions by 121.26 Gigatons by 2050.
Join Drawdown Toronto, a project of Unify Toronto, OCIC, and the Ryerson Leadership Lab as part of International Development Week to expand our thinking and mobilize on climate change solutions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and beyond.
The Nexus between Climate Action and Gender Equality: A Dialogue
This session invites OCIC members, International Development professionals and students to learn about Project Drawdown’s global warming solutions relating to women and girls and to contextualize this model vis-a-vis the sector’s programs, policy, funding and public engagement efforts. Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, Senior V.P. of Communications & Engagement at Project Drawdown will be available for a Q&A remotely.
- When: Wed, February 13, 2019 | 2:30PM – 5:00PM (Registration opens at 2:00PM; the session will begin promptly at 2:30PM.)
- Where: The Garage, Centre for Social Innovation – Annex (720 Bathurst Street, Toronto)
- Tickets: $15 – OCIC Members/Ryerson Faculty & Staff | $10 – Students | $25 – Non members Tickets will also be available at the door.
POSTPONED – Drawdown Toronto Summit on Climate Action and Gender Equality
*Due to unforeseen circumstances, this session has been postponed until further notice*
In the evening, join us for the Drawdown Toronto Summit on Climate Action and Gender Equality to hear from Dr. Katharine Wilkinson and 4-5 Ontario-based organizations and institutions about their efforts to address climate change by focusing on women and girls.
- When: Wed, February 13, 2019 | 6:30PM – 9:00PM (Registration opens at 6:00PM)
- Where: Tecumseh Auditorium, Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould Street, Toronto
- Tickets: By donation (suggested donation $5-$20)
About Project Drawdown
Project Drawdown is a global project coalition consisting of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years. For more information, visit the Project Drawdown Website.