Monday, March 15, 2010

Gender and climate change

Do women and men get affected differently by climate change. What do they do to respond to those stresses? How can we tap on mountain women and men’s knowledge and capacities to support adaptation strategies to climate change? The report suggests that both women and men are affected by climate change impacts but are vulnerable in different ways. Both play an essential role in adapting to their changing environment but women’s role and capacities are often overlooked. Mechanisms to support adaptation strategies must be gender sensitive in order to address the potentially differential needs of women and men and tap their respective knowledge and skills to make those strategies efficient and sustainable. For more on the report visit:

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