Why climate change is sexist and what to do about it
“Even though climate change adaptation measures are based on hard science, they are not neutral. Because the effects of climate change are not neutral.”
Here are key take-aways from her presentation:
- Consult communities and women’s groups before implementing adaptation measures to avoid unintended negative social effects.
- Make sure that information around adaptation, such as climate-resilient crops, reaches women. Access to information is often a barrier, considering the high illiteracy levels among women.
- Ensure that women are involved in decision-making and consider the social and legal barriers that are keeping them out.
- Resilience cannot be achieved without women.
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Water and Climate Pavilion at COP26
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