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绿色经济中的妇女

拉各斯/斯德哥尔摩——在加纳,一群有创意的妇女和年轻人正在用竹子这种不太可能的材料来制造自行车。十位农民负责种竹子,而25位制造者则负责将这些竹子制造成可以在加纳颠簸的道路上骑行或者出口海外的环保型自行车。加纳竹制自行车企业创始人兼首席执行官伯尼斯·达帕阿计划近期新建两家工厂,从而在失业率高企的社区增加雇用五十名工人。

加纳竹制自行车公司仅仅是女性在推动向可持续经济增长和发展转型中所能发挥重要作用的一个实例。但如果我们要确保健康的星球和繁荣的未来,这样的实例必须越来越多。这个世界需要更多的妇女气候领袖,无论是在决策桌旁还是作为企业的掌舵者,承担起推动企业向可持续发展转型的工作。

女性更多参与工作时经济会快速发展。世界经济论坛认为,提高性别平等意味着对人力资源的更好利用,它与人均GDP、竞争力和人类发展都是息息相关的。而浪费这部分资源能够起到相反的效果:联合国开发计划署报告性别不平等导致撒哈拉以南非洲平均每年损失950亿美元(也就是GDP的6%)。

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