Gender issues must feature in new climate deal

A woman washes her mud soaked clothes and sheets along the side of the road in the aftermath of the tropical storm “Hanna” that left the entire region flooded and thousands of people stranded. UN File Photo/Logan Abassi

The important linkages between gender issues and climate change are being emphasized as world leaders prepare to endorse a new, universal climate change agreement at the end of the year.

Experts gathered for a panel discussion on the margins of the UN General Assembly to discuss the need to ensure that women's issues are taken into account in the new climate deal.

Veronica Reeves spoke to Dr Yannick Glemarec, the Assistant Secretary-General of UN Women.

She asked him about the connection between gender issues and climate change, particularly with regard to climate-related disasters.

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