WWF
08 juni 2022

How women face the impacts of climate change - Vlog Barbara Nakangu 

The climate crisis that we are facing has no frontiers. It impacts all of us, but it really hits specific groups a lot harder: Women, youth, the poor, indigenous people and local communities living in the world’s most affected countries by climate change. How and why? And what is the relation between climate change and women?

In this first vlog about Climate Justice, Barbara Nakangu – Program Manager ‘Voices for Just Climate Action’ at WWF-NL – shares a personal story that illustrates how and why women are hit by the impacts of climate change. At least three times harder.  

Vlog Climate Justice and Women

Women have a pivotal role in their communities: as providers for livelihoods, caregivers to children, and effective stewards of nature. Women that are enabled to perform these roles well, have a pivotal position in bending the curve of the climate crisis. 

As bleak as it sounds, there is still hope and a chance to turn things around. And we have the responsibility to do so. Individuals can be aware and hold our institutions accountable. Institutions must design climate adaptation programs and measures with inclusitvity at the heart. The private sector has a key role in financing locally-led climate solutions that are nature-based. Every action can contribute to solving the climate crisis at the root cause: Inequality. We believe it is only possible to foster a just transition to low-carbon and climate-resilient futures with a new level of civil society leadership. This is what Voices for Just Climate Action stand for.  

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