Why is climate change a gender issue?

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Fiji

As the climate changes, the region will experience: rising sea levels; ocean acidification; changing rainfall patterns resulting in increased droughts and floods; and increased severity of disasters and extreme weather events. The impacts of climate change are likely to include: loss of lives; increased food insecurity; decreased ability to earn income and grow food; less arable land available; less access to clean water; and more disease and health problems, with overall negative impacts on economic and social development. People living in many Pacific island countries and territories (PICTS) are already experiencing some of these impacts...

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Fiji

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Institutional reports

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 4

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)