Climate change affects women and men differently.
Gender differences in roles, rights and opportunities affect both women and men’s access to everything from early-warning systems to decision-making.
Typically, women are stereotyped as victims of climate change impacts, while the root causes of gender inequalities that cause vulnerability are ignored.
In a 2°C (or more) world, gender equality hinges on giving more attention to women’s active roles in climate adaptation and mitigation.
Kihoro, E., Lecoutere, E. and Mishra, A. 2023. Uncovering the intersection of women’s empowerment and gender equality for climate-adaptive capacities in climate hotspots in Zambia. CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform Working Paper #017. Nairobi, Kenya: CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform.