Gabriela: Women have a different vision that aims at structural changes in the traditional way of doing and seeing things. I am convinced that is why we have a fundamental role in building cities that are more social, more sustainable and with better plans to reduce and avoid risks. Women want a deep-reaching change and that is exactly what we need as a society to address climate change.
The contributions of women to evidence the climate crisis and the destruction of the environment have been plenty and significant throughout history. Thanks to the effort of female researchers like Rachel Carson and her Book Silent Spring, Anne Elrich’s The Population Bomb, or Donella Meadows’ report The Limits to Growth, we have had a breakthrough in the recognition of this crisis. Every day, women continue to make an effort to protect our planet.
We are all part of this necessary social change, women as well as men. We all should become aware of our responsibility to protect the planet. However, I feel, as a woman, that our gender has a special connection to nature.