Women’s historic disadvantages, limited access and control over decision-making, environmental and economic resources, and their restricted rights make them more vulnerable to climate change. However, this disproportionate burden of climate change on women can be countered by empowerment and recognition.
Women have important primary roles as managers of forests, land, water, and other natural resources. This position makes them powerful agents of change in formulating adaptation and mitigation measures. Women are part of the solution.