Reading: Health, Gender and Climate Change

A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gendered impacts of climate change on human health.This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. The reading specifically discusses how climate change impacts the health of men and women differently and gender differences in terms of access to health information, resources and programmes.

Students will learn about the gender specific impacts of climate change on health. They will also learn about how women may be differently vulnerable to climate change and their specific needs. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss how climate change can affect the health of men and women differently. 
  2. Why is there a need to have a gender sensitive perspective in climate change and health policies?

About the tool 

Tool NameHealth, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Health
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
Developed byGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted atGenderCC Women for Climate Justice website
Computer SkillsBasic