Both a frontline community and a drawdown solution: women and girls bear more climate burdens, but their education and leadership can turn things around
- Introduction to Gender and Climate Change | UN Climate Change
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides a brief introduction to the relationship between women and the impacts of climate change. Visit their Topics page to learn more about how gender interacts with various climate topics.
- Climate Action by, and for, Women | UN Women
“Building a sustainable future entails harnessing the knowledge, skills and leadership of women in climate action.” UN Women provides an overview of why climate change is a women’s issue, along with stories about women leading the effort towards climate resilience and gender empowerment.
- The All We Can Save Project
The All We Can Save Project’s mission is to nurture “a welcoming, connected, and leaderful climate community, rooted in the work and wisdom of women, to grow a life-giving future.”
Women and Climate Change | Georgetown Institute For Women, Peace & Security
This detailed report “not only identifies how women are strained differentially and severely by the effects of climate change, but also how women have, continue to, and could serve as agents of mitigation and adaptation.” Authors: Mayesha Alam, Rukmani Bhatia, and Briana Mawby, published 2015
- Invest in Women Who Tackle Climate Change and Conserve the Environment | Women Deliver
“The first step towards tackling the challenges of climate change is empowering women to safeguard the environment.” Women Deliver outlines key facts and figures on why investing in women can benefit the environment and communities both locally and internationally. Visit their detailed Policy Brief for facts, solutions, and calls to action on this topic.
How Greta Thunberg, AOC and 10 Women Entrepreneurs Are Battling Climate Change | The Story Exchange
“From big-name activists to lesser-known startup entrepreneurs, here is a list of business and socially minded women who want to make their opinions heard.” Author: Kristen Wong, published August 2, 2019
- Video: How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming | TED
Writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson outlines three key ways that equity for women and girls can help draw down global warming. “‘In the face of a seemingly impossible challenge, women and girls are a fierce source of possibility.’” [13:39]