Gender and the Environment

[Brief]

Publication date:
2016-03-31
Language:
English
Publication type:
Gender Tool Box
Issued:
March 2016
Description:
The planet is the fundamental resource on which people rely for prosperity. Gender norms influence the impact of people on the environment, the impact of environmental degradation on people, and access to and power over natural resources. This brief gives an overview of the linkages between gender and the environment in development cooperation and on how policy and programmes can facilitate a more sustainable use of resources, while empowering women at the same time.

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