The gendered nature of climate change

2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT

Climate change is gendered. It affects women, girls and transgender individuals in ways that men, boys or cisgender people don’t experience. For example:

As we continue to witness the increasing impacts of wildfires, flooding, storms and other climate-related natural hazards on communities worldwide, CDP believes that we cannot discuss disasters without looking at climate change. And that conversation cannot happen without an honest and open look at the role of climate change on gender equity.

During this webinar, panelists discussed how climate change inequitably affects women, girls and trans people. Panelists shared clear examples and promising inclusive practices that lead to positive outcomes for these underserved populations.

CDP Vice President Regine A. Webster moderated the discussion and panelists included:

This webinar was co-sponsored by Giving Compass, United Philanthropy Forum, Alliance Magazine, Council on Foundations, Women’s Funding Network and Philanthropy New York.

Please see the slide deck, read the recap on Giving Compass and watch the webinar recording to learn more:

To learn more about the gendered impacts of food insecurity and how funders can help, check out this guest blog post from Lisa Doughten, Director of Humanitarian Financing and Resource Mobilization at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Photo: Women carrying firewood. Credit: Gyan Shahane on Unsplash