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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 related to the Foundation's work on Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change: Reports, Videos... more
Mary Robinson accepts appointment by United Nations Secretary General as his Special Envoy for Climate Change
Targeted approaches are necessary for the poorest and most vulnerable people to access sustainable energy.
Statement from Mary Robinson on the Adoption of a new Resolution on Climate Change and Human Rights in the Human Rights Council
Climate change is, I believe, not just an issue of atmospheric science; is also about human rights. The current and future impacts of climate change undermine human rights, including the right to food, to health and water, so I welcome the adoption by...
A special issue of the Health and Human Rights Journal, published in June 2014, contains articles which the links between climate justice and the right to health, including an analysis of the links between the right to food and the right to health.
“The GCF is open for business, innovative actions await financing, and the start of a new phase of global climate action lies within our reach. Let’s not miss this chance.”