Gender and Inclusion in the Green Agenda: Where Are We and How to Move Forward?
Current carbon emission trends threaten inevitable and irreversible changes to the environment that could cost the region US$100 billion annually by 2050 and the loss of up to 2.5 million jobs by 2030. Climate change affects us all. However, women, indigenous peoples, African descendants, and persons with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to the environmental, economic, and social disruptions caused by climate change. At the same time, these groups are decisive agents of change for the mitigation of climate change and the transition to a green and sustainable economy. This document presents evidence of the challenges faced by these populations, as well as the main opportunities and lessons learned about their role in the transition to a zero net carbon future in the region.