UN Research Paper: "Gendered Impacts of Climate Change: Empirical Evidence from Asia" - Intersection of Gender and Climate
UN Women, has published the research paper: "Gendered Impacts of Climate Change: Empirical Evidence from Asia".
The paper discusses how climate change is an urgent global challenge that is affecting communities worldwide and while the impacts are felt by all, underlying inequalities and uneven coping capacities leave some people more vulnerable. Women are at heightened risk as they are overrepresented among the poor, are highly dependent on natural resources, and are often left out of environmental decision-making.
In the article, new data reveal the important intersection of gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific, providing compelling evidence to help people understand why climate change matters for women.
Some of the long term shifts in climate include changes in relative aridity, higher average temperatures, more frequent droughts and overlapping crises.
Full research paper: "Gendered Impacts of Climate Change: Empirical Evidence from Asia".
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