Gender is a key determinant for how the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss are experienced. Around the world, women have the primary responsibility for feeding their families and are engaged in managing and conserving their environment in a number of ways. Despite this, women receive only a fraction of loans, assistance, and education geared towards environmental management and food security.
In order for communities to thrive, women and other marginalized genders need to have equal access to natural resources as well as access to the knowledge, skills, and resources to make informed and educated decisions about them. Access to a healthy environment is intimately connected to people's ability to lead healthy lives and a core component of people's right to reproductive justice.
Yarrow Global Consulting works together with communities, companies, and governments to develop local solutions to environmental change and natural resource management with a core gender focus, and find solutions that help create healthy communities and healthy environments.