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
Women leaders reinforce value of the participation of women in decision-making processes related to climate change.
On the eve of an international meeting on “women in power and decision-making” in Santiago de Chile, the Troika+ of Women Leaders on Gender and Climate Change and leaders from local communities met to discuss solutions to climate change challenges.
As climate change negotiations in Geneva came to a close on 13 February 2015, 18 countries pledged to promote and respect human rights in climate action.
On the eve of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) 2.8, over 50 representatives from the climate change and human rights constituencies gathered in Geneva to strengthen the links between human rights and climate change
This week members of the climate change community gather in Geneva, the home of the Human Rights Council, for the latest round of climate negotiations.