GLASGOW, Scotland – US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for women and girls to be at the center of climate change efforts, saying they are disproportionately affected by the impact of a warming planet.
Pelosi is leading a Congressional Democratic delegation to the UN Climate Talks in Glasgow this week to announce that the United States has joined international initiatives to curb climate change since the Trump years.
Global warming “is multiplying the threat, exacerbating and accelerating existing inequalities in our economies and societies,” Pelosi said during a meeting Tuesday on gender and climate change.
According to a UN Development Program report, 80% of internally displaced persons are women.
Pelosi said the $ 1.85 trillion package of measures aimed at health, family and climate change reflects the Biden administration’s goal of “improving relationships with women.” The bill is currently stalled in Congress due to Democratic protests.
Echoing President Joe Biden, Pelosi said, “America is together again for the planet, for women, for our children.”