In developing countries an unfair distribution of roles, resources and power is the reason climate change impacts women more than men. Traditional roles as primary caregivers and providers of food and fuel make women more vulnerable to flooding, drought and other extreme weather events. United Nations research suggests 80 per cent of the people displaced by climate change are women and children.
The Australian Conservation Foundation and 1 Million Women joined forces to survey women across Australia. 1 Million Women sent the online survey to its supporters and ACF sent the survey to all of its female supporters (the first time ACF has reached out to women only). The survey was completed by 6514 women in September and October 2018.
This report summarises key findings from the survey.