As one of the most significant challenges of our time, climate change is responsible for increasing the frequency and intensity of natural disasters, natural resource scarcity, and environmental degradation. There is lack of coping mechanisms such as the capacities and skills, strategies and structures needed to deal with the negative impacts of climate change, especially among women.
”We promote the implementation and realization of the rights to Water and Sanitation, community-based women-led natural resources management and climate change alternatives in Uganda, through awareness creation, research, advocacy, Alliance/movement building and capacity building.”
Climate change and environmental degradation represent a great threat to poverty reduction and to achieving the SDGs. They impact health, food security, nutrition, production, and people’s earnings. Yet given their traditional roles in agricultural production, and as the procurers of water, cooking fuel, and other household resources, women are not only well suited to find solutions to prevent further degradation and adapt to the changing climate – they have a vested interest in doing so. The first step toward tackling the challenges of climate change is empowering women to safeguard the environment.