Why Gender Equality is Key to Addressing Climate Change

“Acknowledging that climate change is a common concern of humankind, parties should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human right; the right to health; the rights of indigenous peoples, local communities, migrants, children, persons with disabilities and people in vulnerable situations; and the right to development, as well as gender equality, empowerment of women and intergenerational equity,” The Paris Climate Agreement is groundbreaking because it specifically mentions gender equality. So, why is this significant? How do gender and climate change relate to each other?

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