Gender, Forests and Climate Change

Authored by: Paloma Marcos Morezuelas

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, Economic Participation, Human Development
Region: No Region
Year: 2021
Citation: Marcos Morezuelas, Paloma. "Gender, Forests and Climate Change." Inter-American Development Bank. March 2021.

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Executive Summary

As users of forest products and guardians of traditional knowledge, women have always been involved in forestry. Nevertheless, their access to forest resources and benefits and participation in forest management is limited compared to mens despite the fact that trees are more important to women, who depend on them for their families food security, income generation and cooking fuel.