Women for Climate-Resilient Societies

The Asia and the Pacific region is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change impacts in the world. Women are extremely sensitive to these changes given their lack of access to essential resources such as land, finance or information. Because the nexus between gender and climate change is often underestimated, UN Women and UN Environment jointly created the EmPower project. Targeting Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, EmPower aims to build women’s resilience facing climate change, over a period of five years (2018-2022) with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Read more



Stories of EmPowerment

Hear from diverse voices in Asia-Pacific, how women, men and marginalized groups are making a difference to tackle climate change and build more resilient lives. Through the lenses of gender equality and human rights, we discover how climate action and disaster risk reduction can be more inclusive and impactful.
As Bangladesh battles COVID-19 and the aftermath of Super Cyclone Amphan, women’s
Can renewable energy give climate-displaced women in Bangladesh a new beginning?
Viet Nam’s journalists learn how to report on women and risks of climate change
The case for women running shift to renewables
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