Involvement of women and men in preserving the environment

Modified on 2013/05/16 14:19 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Environment

From gender issues to gender statistics on 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 ministries or environment-related ministries (such as forestry, fisheries, energy, urban planning, water and sanitation or agriculture) by sex of holder and type of ministry.

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

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

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


Are women more often than men active members of local NGOs involved in environmental protection?
Distribution of adult population by sex and various types of self-reported behaviour related to environment 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 environment protection
Population-based surveys, including opinion and value surveys




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

Population-based surveys, including opinion and value surveys