Involvement of women and men in the management of the environment

Modified on 2015/05/22 10:53 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Environment

Table II.15

From gender issues to gender statistics on the involvement of women and men in the management of the environment: illustrative examples


Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Are women underrepresented in high-level decision-making related to environmental issues? Managerial positions in environment or environment-related ministries (such as forestry, fisheries, energy, urban planning, water and sanitation, and agriculture) by sex of the holder and type of ministry.

Positions in national coordinating bodies related to the environment, climate change or desertification by sex.
Administrative records.
Are women as likely as men to be enrolled in or to graduate from environment-related fields of study (such as environment, water, agriculture, forestry and energy)? Tertiary education students by detailed fields of study and sex.

Tertiary education graduates by detailed fields of study and sex.
School administrative records
Are women more involved than men in sustainable consumption and environmentally-friendly behaviour, such as recycling, saving water, saving energy or buying eco-friendly products?

Do women use public transportation for commuting more often than men?


Are women more often than men active members of local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in environmental protection?
Distribution of adult population by sex and various types of self-reported behaviour related to environmental protection.



Distribution of adult population and population using public transportation for commuting by sex.

Distribution of adult population by sex and active membership in local NGOs related to environmental protection.
Population-based surveys, including opinion and value surveys.




Population-based surveys, including opinion and value surveys, and public transport usage surveys.

Population-based surveys, including opinion and value surveys.