Sharm El-Sheikh, 8 November 2022 (TDI): The leadership of women will be at the center of COP27 as women are disproportionality impacted by the climate crisis.

They are also the leaders in sustainability strategies and adaptation. It is necessary to include gender-based approaches in the adaptation strategies for climate change.

The United Nations (UN) wants girls and women to be the center of the climate discussion. In this regard, the United Nations Climate Convention Executive Secretary, Simon Stiell, has said “women and girls have to be placed at the center of climate decision-making and actions towards achieving better outcomes”.

The COP27 promises to add ambition & innovation to climate strategies. In this regard, the inclusion of women, civil society, & youth is important in the process.

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The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said in this regard, “the leadership of youth, women, civil society and indigenous people will be at the center of COP27 discussions”.

This highlights the importance of their representation and inclusion in the climate matter, as they are the most vulnerable to climate change and crisis.

President Sisi further highlighted the priority areas as “innovation and clean technologies”. The US in this regard looks forward to building the momentum of COP26, Glasgow.

Multilateral negotiations related to climate will be part of the agenda of the states participating this year in COP27.

Women and Climate Change

In the 21st century, climate change is a global challenge. It impacts different regions of the world in varying manners. The impact of climate change also varies among generations, ages, classes, and gender.

The people who are already marginalized will be impacted greatly by climate change, according to the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Women’s vulnerability to climate change is included in this regard as it depends on a number of factors. The factors include social, cultural, and economic.

That is why, the theme of COP27 this year is not only to make progress on COP26 and Paris Agreement but also to include vulnerable groups of societies, especially women.