Lack Of Females On Climate Change Panel Criticised
The new High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, assembled to determine how to direct funds secured at Copenhagen and apply them to thwarting climate change in developing countries, was criticized for having no female representatives out of the 19 people selected when it was announced by UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon.
Women bear a disproportionate amount of the burden when it comes to climate change and its deleterious effects.
As the keepers of the home in many countries, they are often in charge of gathering food, water, and fuel, three commodities that climate change will render more difficult to obtain. Some estimates indicate that women in developing nations are responsible for 70 percent of agricultural productivity, and climate change is poised to pose threats to crops.
These harsh realities have prompted many groups to advocate for a more gendered perspective on dealing with climate change.