Gender equality and climate change: Main findings

Gender Equality and Climate Change   Main Findings

Review of the Implementation in the EU of area K of the Beijing Platform for Action: Women and the Environment

Climate change is a multiplier of environmental changes and has major impacts on the lives of women and men. These impacts and consequences are not gender-neutral. Women and men have different needs, priorities and possibilities of mitigating the effect of the impact and adapting to climate change. Therefore policies on climate change and actions taken can be more effective and enhance equality if they take into account gender aspects.

The following publication summarises the main findings of EIGE’s Report on implementation of one of the twelve areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Equality, Development and Peace (BPfA). The topic of the Report selected by the Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union is gender equality and climate change and it focuses on the participation of women and men in decision making in the public sector, related to climate change and segmentation of education by gender in scientific and technical fields.

The document was updated on 09/07/2012

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Also available in:

da: Køn, ligestilling og klimaforandringer: Vigtigste resultater

de: Gleichstellung und Klimawandel: Wichtigste Feststellungen

fr: L’égalité des genres et le changement climatique: Principaux résultats

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Document type
Beijing Platform for Action
BPfA Area
K. Women and the environment
Publication date 
03 April 2012