This brochure argues that climate change is not gender neutral. Women are increasingly being seen as more vulnerable than men to the effects of climate change because they represent the majority of the world’s poor and are proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources. Additionally, women tend to play a greater role than men in natural resource management – farming, planting, protecting and caring for seedlings and small trees – and in ensuring nutrition and as care providers for their families. The document also presents what the International Labour Organization (ILO) is doing to promote women’s involvement in green jobs and suggests further action. Also available in Portuguese.
Topics: Adaptation, Mitigation, Green Jobs/Economy, Gender, Governance – General
Type of material: Other
Publication date: 2009
Language: English, French, Spanish