Climate Change and Gender Justice

Climate Change and Gender Justice:
A Participatory Research Study on the Impact of Climate Change on Women
in Three Selected Rural Communities in the Philippines EMPOWERING

The Philippines is one country highly vulnerable to climate change. It is ranked highest in the world in terms of vulnerability to tropical cyclone disturbances with an average of 20 typhoons traversing the country every year. It ranks sixth among countries considered as “extremely at risk” to disasters induced by climate change. Climate-induced disasters such as drought during El Niño episodes and flooding during La Niña further put climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, water resources, forestry, fisheries, coastal and marine resources, health and infrastructure. Its extensive coastlines will be battered by sea level rise, putting further devastation to marine resources
and ecosystems.

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