African women "more affected" by climate change

Women filling an orange Water Roller at a water distribution point in the Abu Shouk Camp for internally displaced people, Sudan. UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Women and children in Africa are more impacted by climate change than men according to the head of the African Union Commission.

The international community is currently meeting in Paris at the UN COP21 summit to discuss how to mitigate the effects of changing weather patterns on the world's most vulnerable people.

It's hoped a universal deal will be agreed there which will keep global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius.

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is the head of the African Union Commission.

Cristina Silveiro asked her to what extent climate change disproportionately affects women.

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