Last week, a 15 year-old Swedish student named Greta Thunberg led a school strike to protest against inaction at the COP24 (“Conference of the Parties”, a yearly international conference on climate change led by the UN), where discussions were weighed down in technicalities and divisions instead of putting into action the all-important Paris Agreement of 2015. A difficult task given the current political climate – a divided Europe, the US which has withdrawn from the agreement, and a new Brazilian president who thinks that Climate Change is a hoax. What was the aim of COP24? States had to work together to draw up a “rulebook” containing plans for the Paris Agreement’s…
I know what you’re thinking. Gender equality is all about closing wage gaps, preventing sexual assault, and fighting the patriarchy with Emma Watson and #metoo… so what does it have to do with agriculture and being eco-friendly? I’m glad you asked. This is an article I wrote for Unidays. Following the link will take you to their site.