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Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change as Well as Gender Dimensions to Natural Resources

Rodrick Ndi, Dschang school of Law and Political Science, University of Dschang

Abstract Women are disproportionately affected by climate change effects. The primary burden of natural resource management is on women, making them more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, with great pressure on their adaptive capacities. Gender dimensions of vulnerability to climate change as well as gender dimensions of natural resources weighs more on women and the girls, therefore, in order to harnessing African's population for sustainable development, gender vulnerability to climate change as well as gender dimensions of natural resources should be addressed. This paper is out to discover why there is gender bias by climate change impacts and why women and girls are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate. This paper uses a wide range of materials for its realisation. The result of this work is that women and girls are more vulnerable to climate change as well as natural resources in Africa.

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  Presented in Session 124. Gender Dimensions of Vulnerability to Climate Change as Well as Gender Dimension of Natural Resources