Climate change, migration and gender: seeking solutions

Despite being powerful change agents, women are often not included in climate policies – this must change.

Women’s empowerment and gender equality are fundamental for effective, efficient and sustainable climate mitigation and adaptation. Despite being powerful stakeholders and change agents, women are often not included in climate policies that apply gender-neutral approaches, deepen inequality and hamper effective climate action. Climate change adaptation must increase gender-responsive funding and interventions that include mobility considerations.

About the author

Aimée-Noël Mbiyozo is a Senior Research Consultant at the Institute for Security Studies. She is a migration expert whose research covers a broad range of intersecting issues, including climate change, gender, refugee rights, violent extremism and citizenship in high-flow regions such as Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Image: © Claudia Rosel Barrios/IOM

Development partners
This policy brief is funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation. The ISS is also grateful for support from the members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the European Union, the Open Society Foundations and the governments of Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.
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