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The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development .

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New York:UNWOMEN, 2014

The immense social, economic and environmental consequences of climate change
and loss of essential ecosystems are becoming clear. Their effects are already being felt in floods, droughts, and devastated landscapes and livelihoods. Among those most affected are the women and girls, given the precariousness of their livelihoods, the burden of securing shelter, food, water and fuel that largely falls on them, and the constraints on their access to land and natural resources. As the global community grapples with the challenges of sustainable development and the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2014 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development asserts the central role of gender equality. It
charts the rationale and the actions necessary to achieve sustainable development.