Logo Trop1 (1)

Gender and Climate Change


As an Undergraduate teacher in the Social Sciences, you can use this lesson plan to teach your students about the gender dimensions in the field of climate change.

Climate change is a defining factor of human development in recent times. It is not only a topic for scientific or technical discourse but important for its influence on social, economic, and political conditions with wide reaching effects on social justice and gender equality. Power structures, cultural and social constructs have been responsible for the gender norm- rights, roles, capacities, preferences-across the world and, often climate change impacts women more than it does men. A range of different factors such as age, ethnicity, and class define the nature of these differences. The discrepancy also exists in the participation of women in climate policy and action.This lesson plan provides teaching resources to introduce gender, sex, and sexuality studies to your students. It focuses on understanding the gender dimensions of climate change in terms of its impacts, representation, and participation. The lesson plan includes resources for your students to better understand climate change and gender in agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disasters, heath, waste, water, and migration amongst others.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to teach aspects of Gender Studies in your Social Sciences classroom. This lesson plan can be used as a module in a Gender Studies course or it can be used in the Gender section of an Introduction to Sociology course.

Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Learn about climate change and gender
  2. Understand gender and other dimensions of identity and inequality in the context of climate
  3. Change
  4. Understand and discuss gender, climate change and its impacts on agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disasters, heath, waste, water, and migration.

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


To Subscribe to our newsletter please enter