Ensuring a just transition: Mainstreaming Gender into Climate Action
01 December 2023
Due to their distinct social roles, climate change impacts women and men differently, with women often disproportionately affected. As a result of persistent gender-based discrimination, women frequently have limited access to financial and natural resources, training, and technology, leaving them with less capabilities and skills to adapt to the consequences of climate change. At the same time, the roles and responsibilities generally ascribed to women in their households and communities provide an opportunity for them to act as agents of change by contributing diverse and critical solutions to climate change challenges. However, women’s potential remains largely untapped, as they often lack access to climate change policies and decision-making processes due to social stereotypes that devalue their knowledge.