Environment, Sustainability & Energy

As the majority of the world’s poor, women are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change as it exacerbates poverty and threatens to set back development efforts by decades. Women’s social roles as food providers for their families, managers of household resources and chief caregivers after natural disasters uniquely position them as both victims of climate change and powerful agents of change. Sectors central to climate change mitigation such as agriculture, food security and water management are predominately female. All climate change policymaking, implementation and government accountability must be gender-responsive and include the input of women most directly affected by these efforts.

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*By Julie ZeilingerWith an estimated 50,000-100,000 dead, 300,000 homeless, and 3 million needing help in some form, it’s clear that the...
Quite appropriate on this green holiday (St. Patrick's Day) that Joni Seager's keynote address from the recent Barnard Center for Research on Women's...
By Kyla Bender-Baird This Saturday I trudged through the snow to attend the 35th Scholar and Feminist Conference put on by the Barnard Center for...


  • June 25, 2012

    At the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, female leaders argue that reproductive health links to everything from poverty to food security to climate change and beyond.

  • March 22, 2012

     Women's Environment & Development Organization's guide to water and gender.

  • December 5, 2011

    While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text. They...

  • August 2, 2011

    Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine will take a close look at the spill's health impacts pregnant women and women of reproductive age in...

  • April 17, 2010

    The French feminist philsopher Elisabeth Badinter has stirred up a new debate about motherhood in her latest, best-selling book,  Le Conflit: La Femme et La Mère.  The book examines three of France’s biggest...