Partnering for Climate Justice
WLP is responding to the climate challenge with a multidisciplinary, holistic approach that puts women at the forefront of advocating for policies and resources to slow down climate change.
Capacity-building on climate adaptation techniques for local women leaders
Successful advocacy campaigns to improve women's access to land
Increasing dialogue across sectors on climate justice
WLP partners are working together for climate justice, which puts first the needs of those most severely affected by climate change. WLP believes that reducing the human impact on our environment will take balanced, inclusive, participatory decision-making by multiple stakeholders from diverse geographic regions, religions, and cultures, and most especially the full engagement of women.
For decades, environmental activists have been raising the alarm about climate change and the need for a global approach to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. The fallout from rising temperatures has included melting glaciers, reduced habitat, soil erosion, droughts, flooding, and super storms and hurricanes. Women, and particularly women in the Global South, are on the frontlines of social, economic, and political upheavals triggered by the effects of climate change. This is because women are more reliant on natural resources—overwhelmingly they are the farmers and collectors of fuel, and women are most frequently responsible for preparing the meals and ensuring the health and welfare of children. Women, and by extension the children under their care, are also the most vulnerable when natural disasters strike because they have the least financial, political, and social capital to cope with the catastrophes.