01 Feb 2020

Gender and Climate – the importance of women’s leadership in climate action in Singapore and Hong Kong

At the UN climate talks in Madrid in December 2019, one of the positive outcomes was the approval of a new Gender Action Plan that strengthens gender perspectives and women’s participation in climate action.

Women’s perspectives and participation in climate leadership are important components of climate planning and action which will address the needs of women and raise awareness of the needs of children and family. This issue explores why there is a strong case even in places like Singapore and Hong Kong, where affluence and gender equality are relatively greater, that women hold important perspectives which should be a core part of planning climate mitigation and adaptation by both government and within companies.