Women’s Participation in Global Environmental Decision Making
Gender parity in environmental decision-making processes and forums ensures that the diverse perspectives of women and men are represented. However, as this EGI dataset shows, in international and national spheres women are underrepresented in such positions. The highest performing indicators show that women make up an average of 47% of NGO representatives across the Rio Conventions, and 48% of nationally elected Green Party leaders are women. Yet only 12% of environmental sector Ministers and 4% of WEC chairs are women, leaving tremendous room for improvement.