Massive Study On Climate Risk, Gender Differences – Sarah Cumbers, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
“We want data is going to drive impact….It’s not as simple as saying that men or women are more worried (about climate change). We need to look at those granular differences at the country level. And, particularly actually when it comes to climate change, it’s country income that has an impact. So, women tend to be more worried about it than men in high income countries.”
Sarah Cumbers on Electric Ladies Podcast
Do you feel at risk from climate change? In a massive, global ground-breaking new study, Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Gallup found that men and women differ on their perceptions of risk across a range of issues.
Listen to Dr. Sarah Cumbers of Lloyd’s Register Foundation who led the research explain their findings and what we can all learn from it in this enlightening discussion with Electric Ladies host Joan Michelson.
- How they reached 120,000 people across the globe in 121 countries – and how they conducted the survey.
- How they and their interviewees defined and perceived “risk.”
- How they created a Resilience Index for individuals, communities and countries.
- How and why men and women perceive the risks from climate change differently in different countries – and which factors matter.
- Plus, insightful career advice, such as…
“My advice would be to really think about what you bring to your career that’s unique to you. I spent a lot of my career working for the public sector in the UK thinking about the use of evidence in healthcare. And I didn’t for a moment think about, until the job at Lloyd’s Register Foundation came up, about the fact that actually that was transferrable to a different field….So it’s about thinking outside of the box, and thinking about how you could apply what you do, what you know, your network, in a different field. and just broadening your horizons.” Sarah Cumbers on Electric Ladies Podcast
Read Joan’s Forbes articles here too.
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- Jessica Filante Farrington, AT&T Global Sustainability, on their new climate risk portal, created in collaborating with the Argonne National Laboratory and FEMA
- Michele Wucker, author of “You Are What You Risk: The New Art & Science to Navigating an Uncertain World.”
- Gwenaelle Avice-Huet, Schneider Electric Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, on infrastructure to mitigate climate change
- Melissa Modica, Waste Harmonics, on how to manage waste to reduce climate change
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