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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: May
Year of Publication: 2020
Publication City: Corvallis, OR
Publisher: Post Carbon Institue - Resilience program
Hydrogen powered superyachts and donations from billionaires often grab headlines in the fight against climate change. Whilst more simple and potentially more effective ways to tackle the climate emergency get less attention. One powerful catalyst for rapid change is the education of girls. Access to education is a basic human right, yet across the world, girls continue to face multiple barriers based on their gender and its intersections with other factors such as age, ethnicity, poverty and disability. However research shows that for each intake of students, educating girls has multiple benefits that go far beyond the individual and any particular society. It can also result in rapid and transformative change that effects the planet itself, and do so better than, for example, any electric car.
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