From Words to Action: Projects with Innovative Solutions to Promote Nature Conservation, Climate Action and Gender Equality

The links between biodiversity, climate change and gender are real and undeniable. In many places in Latin America and the Caribbean, the livelihoods of women and girls depend, in large part, on natural resources. They have a relationship with nature that is different from men’s, where we can observe different roles, knowledge, dependencies and contributions to conservation and sustainable management. In addition, there is a causal interrelation between gender inequality and environmental degradation, where the loss of biodiversity, ecosystems and climate change tend to exacerbate existing gender inequalities. The negative impacts of these phenomena are greater on women, placing them, together with girls, in a position of vulnerability, affecting their livelihoods, assets and health.


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Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Climate change; Energy; Environmental protection; Water; Waste management; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender mainstreaming

Resource type: Flagship reports

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 109