• Description

The issue of gender equality and climate change has come to the fore in both policy and research arenas in the last decade, due to the widespread recognition that neither the impact pathways for climate change, nor the policy responses are gender-neutral. Whilst it shouldn't be assumed to always be the case, climate change can worsen existing conflicts and gender inequalities, and some strategies to address climate risks can exacerbate this if not applied with gender-sensitive principles. Gender-sensitivity is therefore a key priority for lowcarbon climate resilient planning at local, national and international levels.