Union (U)
Session Sub-categoryUnion
Session IDU-11
Title Diversity and equality - Where do we stand on gender equality or equity in the geosciences?
Short Title Diversity, equality, and equity
Date & Time Oral session JUNE 4 (FRI) PM1 Channel 01
Poster session JUNE 4 (FRI) PM3
Main ConvenerName Rie Hori, S.
Affiliation Department of Earth Science, Faculty of Science, Ehime University
Co-Convener 1Name Chiaki T. Oguchi
Affiliation Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Co-Convener 2Name Claudia Jesus-Rydin
Affiliation European Research Council
Co-Convener 3Name Eiichi Tajika
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Session Language E
Scope In the last decades efforts have been made to raise awareness on the underrepresentation of women in the geosciences. Numerous actions were initiated and supported by geosciences societies across the world, such as AGU, EGU and JpGU. Despite this, the progress is slow and the barriers complex, and the underrepresentation of women remains a reality. Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for our society that must tap the potential of every talented mind to develop solutions for a sustainable future. The existence of under-representation of different groups (cultural, national, and gender) remains a reality and a threat to getting maximal value from research investment across STEM fields around the world, including the geosciences. Professional societies have a privileged position to catalyse change by setting the tone and leading by example. Promoting fairness and inclusion, in a safe environment, to all members are common goals, which require effective concerted actions. In this session, speakers will present and discuss data showing the evolution of women representation retrospectively. Furthermore, concrete examples of successful actions and future initiatives to bridge the gender gap in the geosciences are presented.
Presentation Format Oral (Invited talk only) and Poster presentation
Collaboration Joint with EGU
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