The effects of climate disruption aren’t gender neutral; and neither are the solutions. The communities most impacted by climate disruption are often the ones that contribute the least to the problem. But women and LGBTQ people are more than victims of climate disruption, they’re environmental leaders. Our Gender, Equity and Environment Program advocates for gender equity so that these communities can become healthier, stronger, and better prepared to adapt to climate disruption.
The communities most impacted by climate disruption are often the ones that contribute the least to the problem. We need international policies that take into account the gendered impact climate disruption has and listen to the needs and solutions offered by those most impacted.
For women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, gender-based violence undermines the health and agency of its victims. With access to education, voluntary family planning, and freedom from violence, these communities are better prepared to deal with climate disruption.