The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been a key player in protecting the environment from dangerous anthropogenic activity ever since its inception forty seven years ago. From the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act to the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and Paris Agreement, the EPA has developed countless regulations (almost 4,000 under the Obama administration) aimed at minimizing the effect that industry has on climate change, endangered species, forest biomes, air/water
Climate change does not discriminate in its detrimental impacts. The brunt of its impacts are placed on the poor, and women and girls consist of 3/5 of the world’s one billion poorest people. Although climate change does affect women disproportionately, women can have the most impact on shifting the world's current consumption patterns. In developing countries, women generally dictate household consumption and play a powerful role in sustainable agriculture and food security.