Factsheet

Women and the Environment. An Asia-Pacific Snapshot

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Women and men, in all their diversities, interact with the environment differently. Examining statistics on the multiple connections between gender and the environment helps to shed light on the gendered impacts of climate change and how women’s resources, experiences and knowledge can help shape mitigation and adaptation policies. Data highlights the importance of considering this nexus for policymaking, and thus it is key to promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development at large. This factsheet offers a snapshot of available data that could inform environmental decision-making, while noting that it does not attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of environmental issues from a gender angle, as data on the nexus is limited. The factsheet includes data on GBV and how it relates to proximity to natural resources.

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