New EGI data on women’s participation in global environmental decision making
GGO is pleased to announce a new factsheet on women’s participation in global environmental decision making. In collaboration with UN Women, GGO has created a new EGI dataset that aims to deepen understanding of a broad finding from the EGI pilot phase—that women have less access to environmental decision-making at the local, national, and international level.
The dataset is comprised of nine indicators that cover diverse facets of the environmental arena, including international climate change policy; climate finance; and the forestry, energy, and transportation sectors. Updated with the most recent data from July 2015, this dataset is global in scale; each indicator includes every country for which data was available.
Highlights from the new data include:
- In 6 out of 9 decision-making processes analyzed, women represent less than 1/3 of decision makers.
- Of 890 environmental sector ministries in 193 UN Member States, 12% of Ministers are women.
- Of the total world energy council chairs, there is one woman representative for every 24 men.
- For the most recent COPs, CBD has the highest women’s participation rate, with an average of 43% government delegates, bureau members, and NGO representatives. UNFCCC has an average of 36% and UNCCD has an average of 30%.
- Women represent less than 1/3 of the 304 GEF national focal points.
To read the full factsheet, please go here.