04 Apr '11, 9am

Women are most impacted by #climate change, and most inspire the #climate movement. #350ppm #unfccc

Many of the most inspirational leaders in the growing climate movement are women. It's only appropriate. Women have not only lead many of the successful social movements of the past, they're also those most impacted by the climate crisis. At the UN climate negotiations in Bangkok today, women from around the world spoke out about the ways the climate change is impacting their lives and those of their sisters back at home. "In climate change induced disasters it is primarily the poor who have suffered the most, the majority of which are women," said Anne Maine of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA). "This is the result of women's marginalized status and dependence on local natural resources, which in turn increases their domestic burdens." PACJA is part of a coalition of groups, including Jubilee South, Friends of the Earth, and others, who are concerned that n...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/women-and-climate-change

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