Could Eco-Feminists or Female Environmentalists Boost the Fight Against Climate Change?
Largely using secondary data, this article presents critical commentary as to whether or not eco-feminists or female environmentalists can enhance or boost the fight against climate change, which poses a daunting challenge to humanity at large. This commentary is necessitated by the failure of numerous efforts by the international community to reverse the current trend of global carbon emissions to the required level. Marking the twenty-seventh (27th) milestone of the UN Conference of Parties (COP27) in November 2022 in Egypt, the international community is still confronted by a lack of unanimity in tackling the increasing global carbon emissions. Factors that strongly underscore the relevance or power of eco-feminists or female environmentalists to boost the fight against climate change are: (i) underperforming patriarchy; (ii) dichotomous gender stratification; (iii) the unique roles and /or qualities of females; and (iv) female sentiments represent more than half of global sentiments based on the huge number of female populations in the world. In conclusion, eco-feminists or female environmentalists can immensely boost the fight against climate change when they are effectively mainstreamed into the climate change discourse.
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