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Policy Brief – Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace

As we mark the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, GAPS, the Women’s International Peace Centre and the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security have published a policy brief titled Defending the Future: Gender, Conflict and Environmental Peace. This policy brief follows a report of the same title, and outlines the gendered impact of climate change, how this intersects with women and girls’ rights to peace, and provides recommendations to different actors including NGOs, international NGOs, inter-governmental organisations, states and international institutions which address the lived realities of women at the intersection of climate change, conflict and gender inequality.

As global leaders, climate experts and multilateral organisations meet to discuss the climate crisis, there is growing recognition that women and girls are disproportionately impacted by environmental insecurity. This policy brief outlines 10 recommendations that must be considered for gender-just action on climate change.

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