Women are uniquely positioned to help curb the harmful consequences of a changing climate, according to a new comprehensive online resource kit on gender, population and climate change launched today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).
“Climate change is happening now and is setting back global development efforts by decades,” said Xuan Nguyen, Executive Director of WEDO. “Though climate change magnifies existing discrimination and inequalities, women are not simply victims – they are innovators, organizers, educators, caretakers, leaders, agents of change.”
The toolkit Climate Change Connections presents an overview of gender, population and climate change in the context of policy, finance, adaptation plans, best practices and advocacy tools. It argues for a new convergence in thinking and practice that aligns the efforts of governments, aid organizations and the general public.
Download the entire press release here.