Drawdown Toronto Climate Action and Gender Equality Events

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

On February 13, 2019 OCIC members, International Development professionals and students gathered 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 joined the conversation and answered questions remotely.

*Keep an eye out for news on the postponed Drawdown Toronto Summit on Climate Action and Gender Equality. 

Missed the conversation? Take a look at the graphic summaries below, courtesy of Patricia Kambitsch from PlayThink.

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Dialogue Graphic Summary

Watch Dr. Katharine Wilkinson’s TED Talk on Project Drawdown’s three solutions to Climate Change related to women and girls, here.

Guest Speaker 

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, Project Drawdown

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson is an author, strategist, and teacher, bringing focus to what is possible for humanity and our home, this earth. She is Vice President of Communication & Engagement at Project Drawdown and was senior writer for the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. Her first book, Between God & Green: How Evangelicals Are Cultivating a Middle Ground on Climate Change, was dubbed “a vitally important, even subversive, story” by The Boston Globe.


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.


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