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A planetary health blind spot: the untapped potential of women to safeguard nature and human resilience in LMICs

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posted on 2021-04-21, 10:40 authored by Nicole de Paula, Laura Jung, Kathleen Mar, Kathryn Bowen, Mariam Maglakelidze, Meike Fünderich, Melvine Otieno, Omnia El Omrani, Sabine Baunach, Sophie Gepp
Against the backdrop of civic engagement, such as the Fridays For Future movement, expectations were high for 2020 to be a year of accelerating commitment to climate, biodiversity, and women’s rights; marked by plans for the UN Climate Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity Summit, and the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights. Instead, the political agenda was defined by COVID-19, which has served as an unwelcome, although timely, reminder of the fundamental interconnectedness of environmental, social, and economic systems. True recovery and a transi tion to a more resilient global society can be achieved by adopting an approach based on planetary health with a core focus on reducing social inequalities. This focus is necessary because the most vulnerable people globally are also the least represented in powerful positions in government and industry.

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The Lancet Planetary Health;5 (3), pp. e109-e110

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Elsevier

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English

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