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
Resources related to the Foundation's work on Women's Leadership on Gender and Climate Change: Reports, Videos... More
UN Global Compact Celebrates 15 Years
RTE Morning Ireland's Clare Byrne and Gavin Jennings talk to Mary Robinson about Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change
Compassion and solidarity at the heart of the moral case for climate action
Sean McCabe, Policy Assistant at the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, discusses the challenge of meaningful participation for smaller delegations at the climate change negotiations.