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. Through the Troika+, the Foundation is working to consolidat... 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
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Mary Robinson delivers keynote speech at 13th Statutory Congress of European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) in Paris on 1 October 2015.
Brave Capital: Philanthropists look to reach vulnerable communities that traditional development assistance cannot
Amidst the buzz of the Sustainable Development Summit, philanthropists, development specialists and government officials met in New York last week to discuss opportunities for the philanthropic community to support the new development agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals were adopted during the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda in New York on 25 September 2015.
Roosevelt House in New York, once home of human rights champion Eleanor Roosevelt, played host to the 6th annual Mary Robinson Speaker Series on Business and Human Rights titled “Business and Climate Justice: Human rights from the frontlines to Paris”.