Gender perspective and climate change

In an article published by Scidev.net, journalist Aisling Irwin highlights that women are the forgotten ones in the fight against climate change. Thus, climate-compatible practices should be better defined before being implemented.

Irwin is taking from a study published by the International Institute for Environment and Development entitled "Advancing gender equality in the post-2020 climate regime" in which researchers Tenzing Anna, Stephanie Andrei, Stella Gama discuss the impact of climate change from a gender perspective. They show that women have a key role to play in reducing the impact of climate change.

Building on the example of the role of women in agriculture in Malawi, the research shows that, even if progress has been made to establish a smart agriculture responsive to climate issues, the solutions proposed do not take the gender perspective into account as it should.

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