Loss and Damage, Women and Men


Loss and Damage, Women and Men

Applying a gender approach to the emerging loss and damage agenda

Cover LD, Women and Men

As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and, with them, super storms, weather extremes, and continued and unpredictable seasonal changes, the impacts of climate change are increasingly surpassing people’s ability to cope or adapt. The manifested impacts that go beyond current or future adaptive capacity are known as ‘loss and damage’ (Loss and damage in Vulnerable Countries Initiative 2013).

An increasing number of studies show that, because of varying capacities due to gender inequalities, men and women are affected by, and respond to, climate change in different ways. Therefore, there is a need to improve the capacities of vulnerable groups and to take a gender-sensitive approach in activities that address climate change.

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