Environment and Climate Change in Bhutan

  • Women generally have far less access to and control over the resources they depend upon.
  • Cover of publication: Women at the Frontline of Climate Change
  • There are signs that increasing climate variability may pose challenges to indigenous knowledge in terms of new modes of coping with environmental stress.
  • Women do most of the agricultural work and bear unequal responsibility for household food security.

Research and visual material collected for two products:
Film – Scaling Mountains, Gaining Heights: Women Environment Leaders
Publication – Women at the frontline of climate change – Gender risks and hopes

Storyline: Women in the HKH region are often at the frontline in managing natural resources on a daily basis, having different responsibilities and unique capacities. They are also positioned differently from men regarding the particular ways they are impacted and their potential role in adaptation.

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