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Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change

Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change

Historically climate policy has not addressed the differing ways in which climate change affects men and women. The Foundation is working to contribute to the development of gender-informed climate policy. At the international level this is policy which sets out commitments to address the gender dimensions of climate change and which provides guidance on how best to do this.

The Foundation aims to strengthen references to gender and gender equality and women’s leadership in international policy in order to facilitate more gender responsive action on the ground. Our work in this area is guided by our Climate Justice Principle: Highlight Gender Equality and Equity.

Activity

Activity

Read about our latest activity in this area.

Context

Context

Given existing gender inequalities and development gaps, climate change ultimately places a greater burden on women. Men and women are affected by climate change in different ways, because the societal and cultural ro... more

Our Approach

Our Approach

The Foundation’s work on gender and climate change began in 2010 with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation and the establishment of the Women’s Leadership on Climate Justice Network. At COP16 the idea of a Troi... more

Briefs and Position Papers

Briefs and Position Papers

Reports and briefs of the Foundation which aims to strengthen references to gender and gender equality and women’s leadership in international policy in order to facilitate more gender responsive action on the ground. more

Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change

Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change

The Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change is a group of committed high-level women leaders whose meetings are facilitated by the Foundation. more

Women’s Leadership on Climate Justice Network

Women’s Leadership on Climate Justice Network

The Women’s Leadership on Climate Justice Network is a communication network of grassroots and grassroots-linked organisations working on issues of gender and climate change. more

Speeches

Speeches

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In the Media

In the Media

Media Coverage of the Foundation's activity and work and of issues and events related to the area of Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change. more

Resources

Resources

Resources related to the Foundation's work on Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change: Reports, Videos... more

Women's Leadership Project 2010

Women's Leadership Project 2010

The Foundation's Women Leadership on Climate Justice Project was a time-bound initiative, culminating in our activities at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP16) in Cancún, Mexico, which aimed to facilitate grea... more

Latest News

Climate change, leadership and young people

Climate change, leadership and young people

Yesterday 10:40

Event discusses: How can we make sure world leaders take the bold action needed to tackle climate change – and what can young people do to spark political momentum?

What is a Climate Justice Narrative? Marvin Nala explains

What is a Climate Justice Narrative? Marvin Nala explains

Yesterday 09:38

Marvin Nala is a Campaigner for Greenpeace East Asia, focusing on the north western region of China. He is also a High Level Advisory Committee Member of the Climate Justice Dialogue.

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

Climate Change: Who Will Lead?

Apr 22, 2014

Writing for the Huffington Post on behalf of The Elders, Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson urge youth movements to create political momentum in the run-up to a major climate conference in Paris in December 2015.

New Website Gives You the Chance to Support Climate Justice

New Website Gives You the Chance to Support Climate Justice

Apr 17, 2014

A new website, launched with the cooperation of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and the World Resources Institute, now gives you the chance to show your support for climate justice.

Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: Punishing the Innocent?

Tackling Global Injustice in a World of Climate Change: Punishing the Innocent?

Apr 16, 2014

Members of the High Level Advisory Committee to the Climate Justice Dialogue (HLAC) joined Lord Nicholas Stern, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute, for a public lecture in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on 13 March 2014

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The Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice is a centre for thought leadership, education and advocacy on the struggle to secure global justice for those people vulnerable to the impacts of climate change who are usually forgotten - the poor, the disempowered and the marginalised across the world.

It is a platform for solidarity, partnership and shared engagement for all who care about global justice, whether as individuals and communities suffering injustice or as advocates for fairness in resource-rich societies.

The Foundation provides a space for facilitating action on climate justice to empower the poorest people and countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable and people-centred development.

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