Climate change is already badly affecting women and men living in vulnerable regions. Those who are least responsible for the climate crises, are already paying with their lives and livelihoods for the climate change impact.
We work with our grassroots partners to meet with policy makers to advocate for a rights-based transition, where women and indigenous peoples are included in the decision- making. Through our ‘gender-just climate solutions’ program we identify, promote and mentor best practice project that are adapting to climate change, and reducing climate emissions.
We do this in cooperation with the Women & Gender Constituency and the United Nations network on climate technology transfer and other partners
Women’ rights in addressing climate change
Record draughts are happening across Africa and Asia, and harvests are lost. Women farmers produce 70% of the food in Sub-Saharan Africa. But they have little or no means to survive a bad harvest, there have no insurance, no reserves. The cause of their devastating situation are the emissions of Green House Gases mostly by the industrialized countries.
Evidence from flooding’s in Africa show that women are the majority of those killed and injured, due to their gender roles. If we do not act now, there will be more and more frequent climate disasters, with women disproportionately impacted.
The global group of climate scientists have called for extreme urgency; we need to transform our energy, transport, food and industrial systems before 2030. And those who caused the damage need to pay up for the loss and damage already being suffered by those who are least responsible for this climate crisis.
We work in partnership with other women and feminist organisations through the Women & Gender Constituency at the climate negotiations and present our policy priorities. We work with climate finance experts and governments to ensure women’s priorities are equally reflected in national and local climate strategies.