Our research on women and climate

“No climate justice without gender justice!” was a rallying call to action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2007.

More than ten years later, this slogan underscores the urgent need to integrate a gender perspective and amplify women’s leadership in climate action.

Women4Climate’s work aims to shine a light on, and deepen our understanding of, the interplay between gendered climate impacts in the city context and the critical role of women in urban climate action.

Gender inclusive climate action in cities


This Women4Climate report, developed in partnership with the UCL-City Leadership Lab, the University of California and the Center Virchow-Villermé – La Sorbonne, provides city officials with high-quality data on the impact of climate breakdown in cities with an emphasis on gender-specific solutions.

In the Fulani village of Hore Mondji, located in southern Mauritania on the banks of the Senegal River, a women's cooperative uses solar energy to operate the borehole that supplies water to the market garden. A project piloted by UNICEF in partnership with local authorities.
© Raphael Pouget / Climate Visuals Countdown

City Case Studies