Gender & Climate Change

Gender and Climate Change, an international collective of young scholars and professionals, unveils the hidden connections between gender norms and climate-related issues. 
Although particularly focused on women’s challenges and inspiring female-led initiatives to tackle rising temperatures, the project targets gender inclusiveness. To work more efficiently towards our Sustainable Development Goals, namely gender-equality (n°5) and climate action (n°13),  GCC gives the floor both to men and women around the world by means of visuals, storytelling, report and research-based outputs. The project’s mandate encompasses advocacy, knowledge generation and information sharing.
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Photo project

Words are not always sufficient to capture lived experiences while photography can connect people from all over the world without language and cultural constraints.
GCC’s visual storytelling combines words and pictures to draw nearer to people’s realities and to share with a wide public, stories from all over the world.
March 2018

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This series of photos is extracted from the photo exhibition by Tessa Fox, which was hold in Paris in June 2017 at La Recyclerie. They were taken within the framework of a research project in Vanuatu in July 2016, one year after Cyclone Pam stroke the island.

February 2018
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Women and Water access in Desert Areas

Logo réseaux sociauxIn desert areas, droughts and environmental degradations often drastically affect water access. This issue, especially in rural villages, has direct repercussions on women lives. Why so?

Gender perspective of the handicraft sector in Madagascar

GCC 1CInvestigating the nexus between gender and biodiversity requires to explore the influence of gender roles on the use, management and conservation of biodiversity. Differences in terms of labour responsibilities, decision-making power, and knowledge have implications on how women and men use and manage the natural resources of their surrounding environment.

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Gender disparities: Cause or Effect?

Gender and climate change have a complex but interesting relationship. Have you ever wondered why even nature would treat gender disproportionately? Let’s have a glance at this, with the case study of Nepal.

Women facing climate change in Vanuatu

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Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Todayclimate change is the greatest challenge faced by Vanuatu as well as many other Small Island Developing States ( SIDs). According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) forecasts, temperatures will increase by 1.2 ° C by 2040 compared to 1995 levels.

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Women: the invisible rural heroes under climate pressure

Logo réseaux sociauxIf I ask you to close your eyes and visualize a farmer, a pitchfork with a straw hat may come to your mind to adorn the picture of a tanned-looking man. In most people’s subconscious, a farmer is male not female. However, in many parts of the developing world, women are the backbone of agricultural labor. In some African and South Asian countries, they represent up to 60% of the active population engaged in agriculture.

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Mind the GAP: how gender is slowly imposing itself on climate negotiations’ radar

3K1A1633-tnIf you were at COP23, you might have been lucky enough to witness an aerobic session where participants stepped their way to true gender equality within the climate framework.

That’s right, aerobic folks.

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From including gender equity into the Paris rulebook to creating the gender machine in the UNFCCC

IMG_20170511_155858_resized_20170519_113956516On the 8th of May 2017, the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Ms. Espinosa, was appointed Gender International Champion and affirmed her commitment to advance gender equality within the UNFCCC secretariat. “The full and direct involvement of women increases the array of solutions to climate change” she said.

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