Women, Gender Equality and Climate Justice

Women, gender equality and climate justice

As a feminist, I am very happy about this report that underlines the gender aspects of climate change and encourages the Commission and the Member States to take them into account.

I am happy to see that the report highlights that women are more affected by climate change than men, especially when it comes to climate displacement. Women are usually more dependent on natural resources, particularly in rural areas, and play a significant role in ensuring food security for their communities.

But I also would like to underline that involving women in decision-making on climate change is absolutely necessary to find efficient solutions. As crucial members of their communities, often responsible for the livelihood of others, they are better suited to deal with climate change and develop gender-specific solutions.

Putting women in charge should be more than a diversity concern - it is also about having better policies.