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. 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
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
Delivering the keynote address at the “Voices of our Time” event at Wake Forest University, US, on 26 March, Mary Robinson addressed the need for a people-centred approach to climate action that links human rights, development and climate change.
Mary Robinson delivers Keynote Address on Business, Finance and Cities: Climate Action for Paris at ODI Global Challenges Event
Looking ahead to the upcoming climate agreement in Paris, the event on 20 March addressed questions around how non-state actors respond to the climate change challenge, and what role they can play in addressing the issue.
Mary Robinson to speak at CCAFS seminar on 19 March
By Mary Robinson, Christiana Figueres, and Amina J. Mohammed.
Women leaders reinforce value of the participation of women in decision-making processes related to climate change.