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December 20, 2023

COP28 review: gender progress in climate action continues to be slow

Women tend to be more reliant on natural resources and public services and to have lower incomes than men. Their representation at global COPs is also unequal. (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images)
Women tend to be more reliant on natural resources and public services and to have lower incomes than men. Their representation at global COPs is also unequal. (Photo: Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images)

From climate finance to national delegations, women are underrepresented in climate negotiations and conventions, further jeopardising a just transition

Climate change and biodiversity loss have a bigger impact on women’s livelihoods. Women tend to be more reliant on natural resources and public services, have less secure land rights and have lower incomes than men, says UN Women, making the integration of gender-inclusive factors in climate policy crucial.

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