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A healthy climate?

Gender justice and climate protection. What are we doing?


In climate protection, as in other areas, gender differences are most immediately visible at the level of participation and involvement. Women are underrepresented in all relevant political and economic decision-making bodies, and this is true not only at the local level, but also at the national and international levels. For example, the proportion of women in government delegations at the UN climate change negotiations fluctuates between 15and 25%, and there is not a single woman in a senior management position dealing with climate protection at the German Environment Ministry.

Download the full report on gender justice and climate protection (pdf.).