It is important to involve groups of people, such as local communities and indigeneous peoples, as environmental stewards, in the fight against climate change. These groups have invaluable knowledge, experience, and resources to combat climate change. For example these groups have effective environment management systems, experience working within their communities, and large social networks that allow them to push and implement environmentally friendly solutions. In many cases women play an outstanding role in this endeavor.
Not all women are given the same opportunities or education as men. By supporting inclusive and quality education for girls and young women, there is a higher chance to unleash their potential. They will then feel equipped to contribute to change in their communities and speak up, if the environment allows it and is safe. This will allow future environmental stewards to grow and have influence. However, this is one long term solution to help our future environmental stewards. Currently there are already a lot of people that can help implement climate change solutions, such as the local communities, indigenous peoples and environmental stewards.
Cutting funding for women’s hospitals will affect the quality of health for girls and women. This will give less chance for future environmental stewards to grow who can implement environmentally friendly solutions and support communities in combating climate change. As a result, it is not in line with the 1.5⁰C plan.