Climate Adaptation
and Gender

The adverse impacts of climate change are disproportionally harsh for the poorest and most vulnerable people and groups, particularly women. Recognizing the unavoidable impact of climate change, international climate efforts have been steadily shifting to include a focus on adaptation. In India, gender mainstreaming in adaptation is gradually gaining momentum in order to promote the success of climate action. Women bring unique capabilities and participation to the adaptation effort, and adaptation responses can be more effective if both women’s and men’s capabilities and strengths are taken into account. This we The webinar will host a distinguished all-women’s panel that will discuss how gender considerations can be integrated into adaptation plans at the national, state and community level.

Date: 10th June 2021
Time : 7.30 pm


  • Dr. Nisha Mendiratta,
    Head, Women In Science & Engineering (WISE) – KIRAN and Associate Head, Climate
    Change Programme, Department of Science & Technology


  • Amita Sharma, Advisor
    IPE, Center for Knowledge and Development and Former Additional Secretary, MHRD
  • Anumita Roy Chaudhuri
    Executive Director, Centre for Science and Environment
  • Vidya Soundarajan
    Director, Ecological Footprint, WWF-India
  • Dr Seema Kulkarni
    Senior Fellow, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management

Watch The Webinar