Climate-Smart Education, Especially for Girls
Educating girls in a community has been shown to increase a community’s resilience to climate change and reduce carbon emissions. When girls are empowered with a high-school education level or greater, they have access to wider possibilities and can contribute to a community’s resilience to climate change. Another co-benefit of educating girls through high-school is that the typical family size has been observed to be reduced by about half compared to providing no education.
Training women and girls on climate-smart technologies can help women in developing countries contribute to the fight against climate change. As well, investing in girls’ education contributes to the development of stable communities and stronger economies.
If funding is available, special training programs at these training centers could be combined with scholarships for girls and women to provide them with access to education and training with climate-smart technologies. The education programs would include training on a range of climate-smart technologies, such as biochar, and how to access funding to implement these technologies.