As editorial partner to The New York Times, Kite Insights produced over 90 sessions of live journalism at The New York Times Climate Hub over the course of 9 days during COP 26 in Glasgow. This panel between Leah Thomas, Vanessa Nakate, Malala Yousafzai, and Katrin Bennhold, considers the crucial role of girls’ education in the context of climate action.
The imperative of girls’ education is no longer just about equality: It’s about giving girls the means and opportunities to deploy their knowledge on behalf of issues they are uniquely placed to address; to facilitate their vision and solution-building processes; and establish their presence on the global stage as the leaders and pioneers of initiatives that the world needs. How can girls’ education be nurtured in the specific context of climate action? How can schools introduce the climate challenge as an opportunity for future leadership and women-led innovation?