Why does gender matter?

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are cross-cutting priorities across all aspects of UN Environment’s work, as outlined in the graphic below. That’s because considerations of gender and environment are crucial to our ability to achieve a just and sustainable future. Men and women must work hand in hand to confront the environmental challenges of our time.

If you would like to learn more about our work, we invite you to read through our Policy and Strategy on Gender Equality and the Environment. We have also produced a policy brief and success stories to shine a spotlight on some of our projects. The policy brief is available in all UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.