Climate Crisis Costs: Women Bear the Brunt, UN Reports

Women in rural areas suffer substantially greater economic losses from the impacts of climate breakdown than men in developing countries, research has shown, and the gap is likely to widen further.

According to data released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), households headed by women in rural areas lost about 8% more of their income to heat stress than male-headed households, and their reduction in income when floods struck was about 3% greater than the loss to men.

The difference, taken across the world’s low, and middle-income countries, adds up to about an extra $37bn lost to women from heat stress and $16bn from floods each year. Read More

News Credit: The Guardian

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