Gender equality and climate change: Main findings

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.

This publication summarizes 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.