Gender equality can be improved through development cooperation.
The negative effects of climate change are felt more by people who live in poverty. About 70% of the world’s poor are women, so they are likely to be impacted more by the effects of climate change. Finland works to bring women’s and girl’s voices to international climate policy.
A weak economic situation makes adaptation to climate change more difficult, so climate change will increase gender inequality. Finland believes that women and girls need to become actors of change and has supported the inclusion of gender perspectives in climate work since 2008. With this, Finland aims to strengthen women’s roles in international climate policy.
Finland supports the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA). During 2008-2016, Finland gave the project 8.9 million euros in aid. Also, Finland supports a project by the United Nations that creates ways to take gender equality into account in natural resource management and peacebuilding situations.