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The impact on women. Women suffer disproportionately more 70% of world’s poor are women Women account for the majority of climate-related deaths Need for international climate policies to be gender aware. What UK women want. Much more action in tackling climate change

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the impact on women
The impact on women
  • Women suffer disproportionately more
    • 70% of world’s poor are women
    • Women account for the majority of climate-related deaths
  • Need for international climate policies to be gender aware

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

what uk women want
What UK women want
  • Much more action in tackling climate change
  • More help and guidance to reduce our impact
  • More women’s involvement in decision making
  • Greater representation of women

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

helping us to mobilise
Helping us to mobilise
  • Help to prevent waste
  • Better public transport, cycling and walking
  • Clear labelling
  • Phase out unsustainable products
  • Make greener energy choices easier

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

call to action
Call to action
  • Provide climate change education for all age groups
  • Support women to increase their roles in environmental decision making
  • Recognise climate change is a matter of international social justice
  • Fund more initiatives in developing countries to help women and their families adapt to climate change
  • Support the Manifesto and incorporate it into your work

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

results from the women and climate change survey

Results from the Women and Climate Change Survey

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www.wen.org.uk

level of concern
Level of concern

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behaviour change
Behaviour change
  • 94% already making lifestyle changes
  • 98% recycle
  • 87% refuse plastic bags
  • 86% save energy

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

importance of women as consumers
Importance of women as consumers

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the importance of women as educators
The importance of women as educators
  • 94% of women say they are trying to make their children and grandchildren aware of climate change and the actions they can take

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

what will help women most
What will help women most
  • More green products or carbon labelling of goods (85%)
  • Lower prices for greener products (85%)
  • More government grants and incentives to reduce carbon emissions (82%)

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

women in decision making
Women in decision making

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

inclusion is part of the solution
Inclusion is part of the solution

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

priorities for government action
Priorities for government action
  • 98% want UK to demonstrate world leadership
  • Specific actions:
    • More investment in renewable energy (86%)
    • More encouragement of manufacturers to design environmentally friendly products (86%)
    • Tougher carbon reduction targets (81%)

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk

how to support the manifesto
How to support the manifesto
  • Become a signatory at www.wen.org.uk
  • Discuss it in your organisation and use it to inform your own policies
  • Quote it and refer to it in your own lobbying
  • Affiliate or donate to WEN to help us continue this campaign

www.womens-institute.co.uk/

www.wen.org.uk