Across societies the impacts of climate change affect women and men differently. Women are often responsible for gathering and producing food, collecting water and sourcing fuel for heating and cooking. Droughts, floods, and heat waves intensified by climate change mean these tasks are becoming more difficult and time consuming, leaving women less time to pursue their education or other sources of income, and impacting their health.
Unleashing the knowledge and capability of women represents an important opportunity to craft effective climate change solutions for the benefit of all. More female climate scientists in the mix could potentially mean an increased emphasis on understanding and providing solutions for some of these far-reaching implications of climate change.
Interactive dialogue organized on the occasion of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022