Climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing issues of our time, and its consequences are being felt worldwide.
However, the impact is particularly severe in South Asia, where changing weather patterns affect food security, water resources, and livelihoods.
Women in the South Asia region are particularly vulnerable to these changes, as they often bear the impacts of environmental degradation and have fewer resources and opportunities to adapt. But women are also powerful agents of change and innovation in the fight against climate change.
In our panel discussion today, join Ms. Aisha Khan and Ms. Dibya Devi Gurung as they share their reflections and experiences on the different climate change-related challenges faced by women in the region, and how supporting their participation in decision-making and access to technology helps them build an inclusive, sustainable and climate-resilient future.
Ms. Aisha Khan is the Chief Executive of the Civil Society Coalition for Climate Change and CEO of the Mountain & Glacier Protection Organization in Pakistan. She has over 20 years of work experience at the community and policy levels to strengthen climate action by supporting inclusive and participatory practices that promote social-ecological and democratic equity. Read a transcript of her interview here.
Ms. Dibya Devi Gurung is a Gender, Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Climate Change Specialist in Nepal. She has over 23 years of work experience in people-oriented natural resource management, climate change, agriculture, gender equality, and social Inclusion. Read a transcript of her interview here.