Gender equality is critical to improving the environment and fighting for climate justice.
Investing in girls and women creates a ripple effect that yields multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but also for families, communities, and countries. Evidence suggests that when women are included in climate change mitigation, they will prioritize clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food, and secure shelter for future generations.Download the Infographic
Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has been a powerful advocate for climate justice, including women’s perspectives and needs in the fight against climate change, for more than a decade. In 2010, President Robinson set up The Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education, and advocacy in the struggle to secure global justice for the people most vulnerable to impacts of climate change. In this Q&A, President Robinson expands on her vision for gender-sensitive climate justice.