New CARE Report Calls for Urgent Gender-Transformative Response to Climate Displacement
July 7, 2020 – Today the international aid organization CARE launched a new report highlighting the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response. The report, Evicted by Climate Change: Confronting the Gendered Impacts of Climate-Induced Displacement highlights the urgent need for more women’s leadership and greater financial support for gender-just solutions to climate-induced displacement.
“CARE’s experience tells us that when women lead in crises, entire communities benefit, and more effective and sustainable solutions are found. Perversely, however, they are rarely given a seat at the decision making table. This report shows us that climate change exacerbates existing gender inequalities, with women displaced on the frontlines of its impacts, bearing the heaviest consequences. Women are key to building resilience. It is essential that more climate finance is directed to support women’s organisations who are already doing this work in their communities – we cannot face the climate crisis if we continue to leave them behind.”
Sofia Sprechmann Sineiro, CARE International Secretary General
Climate-induced displacement is an option of last resort as greater levels of climate change trigger millions to leave their homes, often by exacerbating existing inequalities. CARE’s new report illustrates the clear need for climate action to prevent catastrophic displacement.
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