Africa: Women's Views Missing at COP 21
Spend any time in UN circles and the g-word is everywhere. Gender is paraded as a significant cross-cutting issue in the new Sustainable Development Goals and in ongoing climate negotiations, touching everything from health and agriculture to sanitation and education.
This year's COP 21 meeting in Paris is no different, with a multitude of talks on the nexus between gender equality and climate change offered at all levels of discussion. And it makes sense. Climate change is an environmental issue, but on a fundamental level it also touches on questions of social justice, equality and human rights - all of which have strong gender dimensions.