Gender and Climate

Climate change threatens men and women. But its adverse effects are often more acute for women, especially poor, rural and indigenous women.

Women are regularly more dependent on agricultural and informal sectors, which are vulnerable to extreme weather.

In almost all economies women’s social roles, access to resources and information, and  participation leave them disadvantaged.

Key Demands:

There can be no climate justice without gender justice.  Many in civil society, led by women and gender groups, are demanding:

  • Gender justice in all climate change policies, finance and actions.
  • Gender analysis, perspectives and women’s participation at all levels of decision-making.


More Information:

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