Gender & Climate Change

Climate change has a greater impact on those sections of the population that are most reliant on
natural resources for their livelihoods and have the least capacity to respond to natural hazards.
Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in
situations of poverty, and the majority of the world’s poor are women. Women’s unequal participation
in decision-making processes and labor markets compound inequalities and often prevent
women from fully contributing to climate-related planning, policy-making and implementation.
AYICC acknowledges that women’s participation in climate issues will result in greater responsiveness
to citizen’s needs and improved outcomes of climate related projects and policies.