Mapping Gender Data Gaps in the Environment and Climate Change: A 2023 Update

Topic: Using Gender Data
Type: Report
Author: data, FemDev (Kate Grantham) Date: October 2023

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that environment and climate change issues are not gender neutral. In many contexts, women, girls, and gender-diverse people have less access to and control over environmental resources, and are disproportionately affected by climate change due to social, political, and economic inequalities. At the same time, they play important roles in helping to prepare for and weather the most adverse consequences of climate change for households and communities. Gender data can help to illuminate the disparate impacts of climate change for women, girls, and gender-diverse groups, as well as their contributions to climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resilience. However, for many key environment and climate change issues gender data remains widely unavailable. 

In this report, we update our 2019 assessment to highlight where progress has been made toward filling gender and environment data gaps, what new data gaps have emerged as new issues have assumed greater attention or importance, and where key sources of gender and environment data can be found. We also adopt a more focused view of the environment that explicitly centers climate change. The gender data gaps presented within the report explore different aspects of the environment and climate change, including: access to and control over environmental resources; responses to climate change; and the gendered impacts of climate change.

You can read the 2023 updated report here.

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