How Does Climate Change Fall Heavy on Women – Part 3

The economic empowerment of women and closing the gender disparity play a vital role in combating climatic variations and becoming more considerate of nature. It narrows down the cycle of poverty and precarity for everyone. It fosters the economic growth of countries, keeps climate and environmental problems in check, and augments the potential for adaptation to climate change. The benefits of these measures will be felt by men, women, kids, and animals. Ideas to enable women are:

  • Lend them credit
  • Let them own properties
  • Give them access to resources

The food and agriculture technology companies raised a record $ 16.9 billion, yet records showed that only 4% of those startups were founded by women. According to AgFunder, a San Francisco-based online investment platform

“ If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, they could increase yields by 20% to 30%, the UN Food, and Agriculture Organization” – AgFunder

Providing access to credit will make it easier for women to recover from the after-effects of the devastation from environmental challenges.

Research has long established that women who own property land on which they cultivate yield better results. Globally women make up 43% of the labor force in agriculture, but less than 20% hold land property.

Green Economy, COP-26, and Women

‘NetZero’ is a buzzword, on the front of energy-saving, combating the reversing climate challenges, and creating a green economy, where women are untapped resources.

NetZero, green cement, and mining are on the agenda of COP-26. The solution lies in transitioning towards a green economy. The green economy is women-friendly in many ways. Therefore, women’s participation is an essential pillar that unfolds solutions to other big environmental, economic, and social challenges.

                                                 women are the other half population that will change the game.

Sectors involving natural resources such as agriculture, forestry, livestock, and energy are the major focus of the transition to the green economy. Given women’s high participation and knowledge in this sector, women’s representation is essential in the design of the solutions.

“Women have a smaller footprint than men, and they make green decisions at the household level.” The Swedish Government Report

Uganda’s initiative by Kinawataka Women’s Development is a case in point. The organization recycled plastic straws, bags, and other non-biodegradable materials. The women made useful items from those waste products such as bags, earrings, belts, mats, etc.

‘Women are producers, workers, and potential participants in the green labor force.’

Women contribute directly to climate mitigation. Since women have long been active in agriculture, movements like Chipko and the GBM, it manifests how much women are valuable sources for conservation, reforestation, and afforestation. Separating biochar from the waste is another process of bringing down CO2 levels. Furthermore, women are untapped effective resources to tackle the emissions caused by deforestation, which helps the sequestration of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Starting from energy-saving and using eco-friendly energy resources optimize the solution from three fronts; reduce harshness on the environment, create jobs, and empower women. The Grameen Shakti (GS) microloan initiative is the best-known example of this. It helped install 100,000 solar home systems in rural communities of Bangladesh.


Certain points are essential to enhance the adaptive capacity of women globally:

  • Address the gender-specific effects of climate change, particularly in areas of agriculture and natural resources.
  • Bring down the gender wealth gap and empower women to access the property of land, credit, seeds, resources, etc.
  • The Decision-making process MUST be inclusive of women at all levels.
  • Initiate gender-sensitive investment and capacity programs.
  • Initiate education programs using innovative methodologies.
  • Agriculture support services about how to use scarce resources and marketing.
  • Addressing small farmers is a prerequisite.

Conclusion on How Does Climate Change Fall Heavy on Women – Part 3

                                                                                   UN President @ COP 26

Climate change has an adverse impact on every citizen of this globe. However, women go through myriad ways to bear the burdens of catastrophes. Therefore, in the upcoming years, we need to take efficient action plans.

Carbon emissions raised its new record despite Covid-19 shutting down the world. It’s high time to take practical and adequate steps. Hence, systemic inclusion of women on a par basis is a must. And financing policies for climate change must keep women in mind in the ideation and design phases.

“When gender-differentiated knowledge is appropriately understood and addressed, interventions to strengthen livelihoods and food security are more effective and efficient.” (FAO, 2007).

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