Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change in China
Commissioned by UN Women, this report investigates how gender equality, climate change and disaster risks intersect in China. It also includes 15 recommendations for the next steps.
China is a key player in the global efforts to mitigate climate change. Meanwhile, China is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change in various ways, including through disasters such as floods, droughts and typhoons.
Commissioned by UN Women China, this publication presents the findings of new research study on how gender equality, climate change and disaster risks intersect in China. The research investigates gender gaps in China’s policy framework, attitudes and gender composition of government institutions, NGOs’ roles as well men and women’s differential vulnerabilities to the adverse impacts of climate change. The research report also outlines 15 recommendations for the next steps.
The report’s data was collected through a policy review, 84 interviews and a survey of over 3400 people in eight counties of Jiangsu, Qinghai and Shaanxi provinces.
The research will support evidence-based discussion on how China can integrate gender into climate change action and disaster risk reduction over the coming years.