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
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
Climate Justice – A New Frontier for Development. Mary Robinson delivered key note address at the USAID convened Frontiers in Development Forum.
Focus will be on women’s participation and partnerships that can catalyse climate justice.
On Monday 15 Mary Robinson took part in an online debate Can Ban Ki-moon's summit help build a global movement for climate action? hosted by the Thompson Reuters Foundation.
Speaking in Berlin on the 9th of September on the occasion of the 1st British-German-French Climate Diplomacy Day the Mexican Ambassador to Germany, Ambassador Espinosa spoke about the importance of building trust amongst the parties in the run up to the
International Youth Day celebrates the crucial role young people play as partners of change and how they embrace the opportunitty to shape the future of this planet.