Climate change and gender justice: understanding the nexus between climate justice and gender justice
- Challenging institutional and societal structures caused and perpetuated by capitalism is necessary to achieve climate justice.
- Intersectional factors (gender, race, class, age) shape people’s experiences of climate change and climate response as they affect access to and control over resources, power dynamics and experiences of discrimination.
- Both climate injustice and gender injustice are driven by the same social, economic and political inequalities that drive the unequal distribution of exposure and vulnerability to climate risks. Therefore, both injustices can be addressed simultaneously.
- Gender-just climate action can be achieved through adopting an intersectional approach, addressing racism, challenging the gender binary, applying a gender-transformative approach and decolonising climate action.