Balgis Osman-Elasha

Balgis Osman-Elasha is Principal Investigator wih the Climate Change Unit, Higher Council for Environment & Natural Resources, Sudan; and a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Foruth Assessment Report.

Women are increasingly being seen as more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change, mainly because they represent the majority of the world's poor and are proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources. The difference between men and women can also be seen in their differential roles, responsibilities, decision making, access to land and natural resources, opportunities and needs, which are held by both sexes.