Gender and Environmental Sustainability

Gender and environmental sustainability are inextricably interlinked. Women’s unequal participation in the environmental decision-making processes hinders their sustained resilience against environmental challenge, most notably climate change. Gender Concerns International therefore is determined to ensure that gender mainstreaming is adequately reflected in the development of climate adaptation and mitigation strategies.

The G-WIN initiative has been launched to reaffirm international commitments to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 5 and 13, and offers the opportunity for women’s and civil society organizations to collectivise a multi-stakeholder voice in auditing and monitoring the implementation of climate-change and environmentally grounded sustainability policies. Particularly, building on progress achieved so far, this network aims to enhance female leadership in environmental decision-making and policy implementation.

G-WIN initiative: Network to enhance female leadership in environmental decision-making and policy implementation.