Women's participation in governance is at a rise, yet far below the levels of impacting meaningful environmental decision-making.
When women have access to decision-making, they have the power to influence policy making and legislation processes to combat climate change. Gender equality in governance is therefore key to ensure gender-sensitive environmental policy-making and implementation. Gender Concerns International promotes parity in governance through electoral gender parity initiatives like the G-WIN and GEOM.
Studies have shown that a larger number of women parliamentarians will lead to stricter climate change legislation and that women in general tend to have a greater affinity for the environment, support conservation measures more than men and are more concerned about problems of inequality.
Learn more about what Gender Concerns International does for Gender & Climate at the UNFCCC Virtual Gender Market at COP26, Tuesday November 9 from 15.00 till 18.30. Click below to download the information poster.