Climate change

Man and woman composting at a farm near Rupa Lake, Nepal.

N. Palmer (CIAT:CCAFS)

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.

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