In the global debate about climate change, women have a voice too.
Despite their valuable knowledge and fundamental role in society, women are not sufficiently represented in decision-making procedures on climate change. Hence, their experience and needs are almost completely absent from the political debate. This is a situation which must change.
In order to put the gender dimension on the agenda of environmental policies, women need to be consulted, informed and involved in the climate change debate, at the local, national and international level. The European Union has for a long time been a promoter of gender equality and is a leading actor on the international scene in the context of climate change and environmental policy. But more needs to be done to link both dimensions.
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Posted by: Laurel Delaney