About gender

Men and women relate to the environment in different ways, and environmental changes have different impacts on their lives.

Women play a critical role in sustaining communities and managing natural resources, but their contributions are often undervalued and neglected. Women are also more likely than men to live in poverty, and they are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and other environmental hazards, especially in developing countries. These differences are often magnified by other factors, such as age, socio-economic status, and geographical location.

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