IDEA Talk: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Women

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IDEA Talk: Exploring the Impact of Climate Change on Women

From extreme temperatures in North America and Europe, continuous drought in Africa, more frequent storms in Asia-Pacific and more, climate change is experienced differently but intensely around the world, as noted in the Global Climate Risk Index 2020. Alongside that, the United Nations on Environment reported in 2020 that 80 percent of the people displaced by climate change globally are women, who also face increased risks post-disaster from intimate partner violence and trafficking. How can journalists best tell stories at the intersection of gender and climate change?

In this first IDEA Talk which begins a new EJN webinar series, speakers shared first-hand experiences and research on the impacts of climate change on women, providing examples on the challenges women face in vulnerable countries and the solutions under development to address them.

"Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Talk" is a webinar series that explores conversations on the confluence of the environment and vulnerable communities, including Indigenous women, women environmental defenders, LGBTQIA+ communities, persons with disabilities and more.


  • Ritu Bharadwaj — principal researcher on climate change at the International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Divina Garcia — climate change advocate in the Philippines



  • Arianne Olegario — EJN's Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor

Please click on the speakers' names to download their presentations. 

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