"Environmental Gender Index" helping to empower women

A woman planting a shea tree in Ghana to protect riverbanks. Photo: IFAD/Dela Sipitey

A new set of data, called the "Environment Gender Index", shows to what extent countries are integrating women in their environmental work.

According to the index, Iceland measured the highest in terms of gender equality and environmental efforts, while Congo got mostly low scores.

Lorena Aguilar, a gender advisor at the International Union for Conservation of Nature, was at UN Headquarters for the Commission on the Status of Women.

She took part in a discussion on the transformative power of the index, as it highlights whether governments are empowering women.

Cathrine Hasselberg asked Ms Aguilar about the creation of the Environment Gender Index.

Duration: 3'02"

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