Launch of the assessment report on the State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in ASEAN

Start Date: Thursday August 18, 2022

End Date: Thursday August 18, 2022

Location: Online


South East Asia is among the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Four out of the top ten countries most affected by climate change during 1999-2018 are from the region and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Myanmar, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Thailand.1 Almost half of the ASEAN population lives in rural areas, and as climate change contributes to reduced agricultural outputs and crop failures, its impacts amplify existing hardships experienced by rural communities. Rural areas depend on agriculture and use of natural resources for livelihoods, they also suffer from high prevalence of poverty. As livelihoods are, to a large extent, dependent on natural resources, they are also sensitive to climate variability, extreme weather events and climate change.

The ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and the ASEAN Secretariat in partnership with UN Women and UNEP together with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), has produced the regional assessment report on the State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in ASEAN. The report aims to support ASEAN’s work to advance gender-responsive climate action and resilience building, including post COVID-19 recovery.  

This activity aims to:

  • Launch the Regional Assessment on The State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in ASEAN, developed under the joint leadership of ACW-ACWC
  • Promote awareness about the Regional Study findings and recommendations with ASEAN dialogue Partners