Why effective climate policy needs women – and vice versa

Aira Kalela – Responding to Climate Change – Tuesday, 05 August 2014 (originally published 4 Aug)

woman farmer harvests rice
A woman farmer harvests rice by hand in Timor Leste.
Image: UN Photos/Martine Perret

Climate change will increase inequality between men and women without action, says Finland’s former climate chief.

Integrating a gender approach in the new climate agreement will be vital to provide the legal base for promoting gender responsive climate action both at international and national level.

In developing countries women are in majority in the agriculture labor force, to name one example. They produce up to 70% of the staple food . . .

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