• Program 2015-16

Impacts of Climate Change on Women in Developing Countries


October 29, 2015


6:00 - 8:00 pm


Center for Global Affairs, NYU School of Professional Studies


Center for Global Affairs, NYU School of Professional Studies - Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th floor, New York

Climate change poses the greatest challenge to the world’s poorest countries, and especially to women in those countries. In developing countries women serve as both astute managers of natural resources and caretakers of the natural environment. New climate-related risks are adding to the existing challenge of tackling poverty, food security, and preventable and curable diseases.

Decisive action is needed. But making the right decisions is far from easy given the uncertainties about future climate impacts, regulations and financial support, and the potential trade-offs between generations, geographies, sectors and social groups.

The next few months will determine climate policy for the post-2015 era with binding decisions at the Paris Summit. To navigate these complexities successfully, decision makers and the global media need access to the best available information, research and solutions. Our panel of experts will focus on a solutions-oriented approach for women as stewards of the environment in developing countries affected by climate change.


Senior Programme Officer, Office of the High Representative, UN-OHRLLS;;
Climate Change Policy Analyst, UNDC;;
Advocacy and Communications Director, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO);
Professor of Ethics, Earth Institute, Columbia University;


Adjunct Instructor, Center for Global Affairs