Who are we

GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice

GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice is a global network of organisations, experts and activists working for gender equality, women's rights and climate justice.

GenderCC has evolved in the context of the international climate negotiations (UNFCCC). It includes women and gender experts working in policy, research and practical implementation at international, national and local levels.

GenderCC is working to achieve gender and climate justice by:

  • Raising awareness and building capacity on gender and climate to improve climate policies;
  • Increasing the knowledge base on gender and climate to identify effective mitigation and adaptation options
  • Empowering women and men to actively contribute to mitigation and adaptation
  • Enhancing cooperation on gender and climate issues at all level, and
  • Advocating for gender and climate justice as overarching, guiding principles.

Read more about GenderCC's vision, our history and our current & past activities.

There are also a number of ways to get involved, including making a donation or becoming a member of our network.

Why gender into climate policy?

Women and men contribute differently to the causes of climate change. Individual carbon footprints are a product of gendered roles, responsibilities and identities. 

Women and men are differently affected by climate change. Due to their socially constructed roles and responsibilities, such as family care, women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Women and men have different attitudes and preferences in terms of responses to climate change. As different roles in society result in different attitudes towards policies and measures, women tend to more strongly reject high-risk technologies and limited technological approaches, preferring a more holistic approach, including changes to lifestyle.

Women and men are differently affected by climate policies and measures. This is due to socio-economic factors, such as disparities in income and occupational choices. Climate policy needs to recognise and integrate gender dimensions in order to become more effective and to be respectful of human rights.