Gender, climate change and sustainable development

Gender, climate change and sustainable development

Date: June 26, 2013
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There is no doubt that climate change is happening and that it poses serious global challenges. This is because climate change is an environmental, social, economic, energy, food, political, ethical and moral challenge. It is a crisis perpetuated and fuelled by the endless pursuit of growth and prosperity. Ultimately, the world faces not just a climate crisis, but also a crisis of sustainability. The key contributor to global warming is human-induced climate change because of unsustainable economic growth, consumption and production patterns that are exploitative, especially by the global North and the elites in developing countries.

While climate change affects everyone, it does not affect everyone equally. The poor and vulnerable in Africa and other developing countries that have the least responsibility for climate change suffer the most as they experience violence, exclusion and loss of sovereignty over natural resources. Women make up 70%1 of the worlds poor and this places them on the frontline of coping with climate impacts.

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