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
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International Women’s Day is held every year on 8 March, and is a day to inspire women and celebrate achievements.
In this op-ed, which first appeared in The Huffington Post on the eve of International Women’s Day, Mary Robinson writes about the importance of women’s leadership in tackling the crisis of climate change.
Justice, rights and the rule of law are central to effective responses to hunger, undernutrition and climate change, Mary Robinson told an audience in Rome on the eve of International Women’s Day.
In this op-ed, which first appeared in The Guardian, Mary Robinson writes about the importance of the carbon divestment campaign.
Climate change and justice was among the subjects debated at the 23rd annual ‘Gender is my Agenda Campaign’ (GIMAC) Pre-summit Consultative Meeting on Gender Mainstreaming in the African Union (AU), which was held January 23-24 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mary Robinson was joined by Christiana Figueres and Kathy Calvin for a discussion on the role of women leaders in climate change to be held during the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.