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Climate Change Climate Change and the Impact on Women and the Impact on Women Kim Lovell Sierra Club Global Population & Environment Program UU-UNO Spring Seminar Empower Women for a Better World 

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    Sierra Clubs Global Population &

    Environment ProgramWork with domestic & international partners to fosterWork with domestic & international partners to fosterhealthy communities by advancing sustainablehealthy communities by advancing sustainable

    development solutions.development solutions.Access to Family Planning

    Womens Rights

    Resource Consumption

    Youth Leadership

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    Unitarian Universalism offers us a faith thatUnitarian Universalism offers us a faith that

    challenges our energy usage and confronts uschallenges our energy usage and confronts us

    with hunger and injustice around the world,with hunger and injustice around the world,without giving inadequate simplistic answers. Itwithout giving inadequate simplistic answers. It

    offers the harder path of respect for all beingsoffers the harder path of respect for all beings

    and for the Earth, and calls us to beand for the Earth, and calls us to be

    accountable for our actions.accountable for our actions.

    - UU minister Bob Klein- UU minister Bob Klein

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    Women bear the brunt

    of the impacts of climate change

    Women are also essential to climate

    change mitigation and adaptation

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    Adaptation An anthropogenic intervention to

    reduce the sources or enhance the

    sinks of greenhouse gases.

    An adjustment in natural or human

    systems in response to actual or

    expected climatic stimuli or their

    effects, which moderates harm orexploits beneficial opportunities

    How do we combat

    climate change?

    Mitigation

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    Adaptation

    Voluntary family planning combined with

    womens empowerment and sustainable

    development

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    Mitigation

    Voluntary family planning combined with

    womens empowerment and sustainable

    development

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    Stabilization Wedges

    Source: Socolow & Pacala, 2006.

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    Slower populationgrowth could reduce

    emissions

    1.4 2.5 billion tons

    carbon per year by 2050,

    16-29% of the reduction

    needed to stabilizeemissions.

    About half of that

    reduction would come

    from current high-fertility

    regions, achievablethrough expanded

    access to family planning

    services.

    Source: B. ONeill et al, Global Demographic Trends and Future Carbon Emissions,

    Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, Oct. 2010.

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    What is PHE?What is PHE?

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    GG

    PPSS

    DDOO

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    Indias Self Employed Womens Association

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    March for WomenMarch for Womenss

    LivesLives

    A ril 25, 2004April 25, 2004

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    PowerShiftPowerShift

    April 16, 2011April 16, 2011

    Harnessing the energy ofthe youth climate

    movement to incorporate

    womens empowerment

    and reproductive health

    & rights

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    I am only one, but I amone. I cannot do

    everything, but I can do

    something. And

    because I cannot doeverything, I will not

    refuse to do the

    something that I can

    do.

    -Edward Everett HaleAmerican Author, Historian, &

    Unitarian Clergyman