Climate change and gender

The climate change crisis affects all of society, but its impacts most acutely affect some groups, including women and girls in all their diversity. Historical structural inequalities, low participation in decision-making, limited access to goods, services and financial credit, among other factors, have increased these groups’ vulnerability to climate change. 

Integrating a gender perspective in actions to address climate change aims to achieve effective and sustainable policies in the long term. Furthermore, the participation of women in decision-making allows them to be agents of change and provide better solutions to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

We acknowledge the achievements of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in integrating a gender perspective into climate policies. Chile stresses the importance of taking this perspective into account and the FFP will continue to deepen this integration in negotiations and instruments, such as the Gender Action Plan adopted at COP 25 under the Chilean Presidency and other national initiatives on climate change.