Increasingly, governments and multilateral institutions are making the connections between women and climate change and how the latter is exacerbating already existing inequalities that mostly poor and working class women across the world face. Gender considerations in the formulation of climate policies and implementation have been proven to be empower women, but a greater focus needs to also be on  dismantling the socioeconomic and political structures that work to oppress women and which climate change increases, and these strategies need to put women’s activism and actions at the forefront. Photo credit: WECAN International