The Gender Dimension of Climate Justice

02-12-2015

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs examined the concept of Climate Justice. The analysis explains how climate justice could help to address the issues faced by women as a result of climate change in international and European climate policy. The research showed that both the UN and the EU should step up their commitments and actions to improve the participation of women in decision-making on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and should do more to make their climate policies gender-sensitive.

Upon request by the FEMM Committee, the European Parliament's Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs examined the concept of Climate Justice. The analysis explains how climate justice could help to address the issues faced by women as a result of climate change in international and European climate policy. The research showed that both the UN and the EU should step up their commitments and actions to improve the participation of women in decision-making on climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and should do more to make their climate policies gender-sensitive.