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24 Hours of Reality
From October 10 to 11, 2020, Mr. Gore, former vice president of the United States, founder and chairman of the climate reality project, will hold the global 24 hours of reality: countdown to the future.
The theme is: AS THE WORLD GRAPPLES WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, RACIAL INJUSTICE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE, THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT IS PARTNERING WITH TED COUNTDOWN FOR 24 HOURS OF PRESENTATIONS AND CONVERSATIONS ON THE MOMENT WE’RE LIVING IN AND THE FUTURE WE WANT.
presentation of 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future
The October 10, 2020, starting at 4 PM ET, 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future presentations are taking place around the globe in 85 countries as part of a worldwide conversation on how the climate crisis, COVID-19, and racial injustice shape our planet and this historic moment.
On this day, the CASLab participated in the presentation of 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future, Miss Zhang Xiaohan present on behalf of CASLab: Gender-based Solutions to Improve the Climate Change Adaption beyond the pandemic.
Gender-based Solutions to Improve the Climate Change Adaption beyond the pandemic
The presentation on Gender and Climate Change in the Himalayas was initiated as the world’s attention turns to changes in climate that may have consequences on natural resources and every aspect of health, food production, economic development, and our general wellbeing. Climate change in the Himalayas, the world’s ‘third pole’, is affecting the lives of millions of people living upstream and downstream. Mountain people’s livelihoods are affected by erratic rainfall, increased occurrence of droughts, and changing temperatures. As women and men generally play different roles in ensuring their livelihoods, their lives may be affected differently and they may play different roles in adapting to the changes.
The presentation aimed to learn how women and men may be affected differently by climate change. What do they do to respond to those stresses? How can we tap on mountain women and men’s knowledge and capacities to support adaptation strategies to climate change? In brief, both women and men are affected by climate change impacts but are vulnerable in different ways. They also both play an essential role in adapting to their changing environment; however, women’s role and capacities are often overlooked. Mechanisms to support adaptation strategies must be gender sensitive in order to address the potentially differential needs of women and men and tap their respective knowledge and skills to make those strategies efficient and sustainable.