Published on June 5 2017, this video shows proof that the world’s ocean is in crisis. Climate change has thrown marine ecosystems out of balance, as have pollution and ocean acidification. The ensuing droughts, floods, and extreme weather events hit women and girls harder than men and boys, and threaten the livelihoods of the millions of women employed in fisheries. The clip brings attention to evidence suggests that including women in leadership and conservation yields better results in the management and mitigation of climate-related shocks.
UN Women works to address women’s and girl’s vulnerability to climate change and make them leaders in sustainable development.