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Dimensions and examples of the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change, the role of women as agents of change and opportunities for women
Organisation:
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

This report, prepared on the basis of submissions from Parties and observer organizations, a review of the contributions of Working Groups II and III to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a desk review of academic literature, synthesizes information on gender-differentiated impacts of climate change, the role of women as agents of change and opportunities for women in the context of climate change. It highlights the interplay of gender and social norms resulting in women experiencing greater vulnerability to the impacts of climate change than men, while emphasizing the significant role that women and marginalized groups can play in mitigating and adapting to climate change. It discusses how providing opportunities for women and marginalized groups to participate in decision-making can contribute to the development and implementation of efficient and long-lasting climate-resilient policies, providing examples of ongoing initiatives and projects and emphasizing the importance of continued efforts in this regard.

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