Science has proven that there is a strong link between the environment and the climate change. Often the former determines the latter. Environmental degradation has been the leading cause of climate change in which case, women are the most affected especially in the developing world.
AWEPON aims to enhance the understanding of the importance of environmental protection and management by all stakeholders. Efforts are on devising and enhancing mechanisms for vulnerable women in Africa to understand the problem of climate change and their role in building resilience towards adaptation and mitigation to its impacts. This is done through:
- Research studies on the implications/relations of climate change and food security and women’s livelihoods in Africa.
- Awareness creation on the impact of climate change on women
- Providing resources as strategies to help households to adapt and mitigate effects of climate change,
Organizing Climate Justice Tribunals and advocating at National, Regional and International Levels.