State of the world population 2009: Facing a changing world: Women, population and climate

The report argues that reproductive health care, including family planning, and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts. Women, especially impoverished women in developing countries, bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of climate change, the report concludes.

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Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Climate change; Environmental protection

Resource type: Flagship reports

Resource year: 2009

Publishing entities: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)