Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability in the Age of Crisis

UN Women Expert Group Meeting: Expert Paper

Authored by: Joni Seager

Categories: Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, International Law
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Citation: Joni Seager, “Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability in the Age of Crisis,” Expert Paper, Sixty-Fourth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 64) ‘Beijing +25: Current Context, Emerging Issues and Prospects for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights’ (New York, New York: UN Women, September 2019),

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Gender and environment are mutually constitutive. In the last 25+ years, activists and scholars have identified, revealed, puzzled over and analysed the multiple dimensions of these relationships. But the uptake of gender-environment knowledge into official analytical and policy frameworks — including, notably, the SDGs — has been tentative, light, and often resisted.