In many countries, significant socio-economic inequalities between men and women still limit or prevent women’s access valuable resources (e.g. education, property, political decision-making, etc.). These gender-discriminatory norms hamper women’s adaptive capacity and put women and girls at a high risk of suffering loss and damage from climate change.
Based on current scientific evidence, this study gives insight into the specific areas in which women and girls suffer significantly higher losses and damages than men. Furthermore, it explores how social norms create and exacerbate these vulnerabilities to climate change. By providing project examples and for many different levels of action, it offers practical guidance to create win-win options that enhance gender equality and climate resilience.