Social Innovation as a tool for Enhancing Women’s Resilience to Climate Change: a look at the BRICS

This paper explores the relationship between climate change and gender with a special focus on the BRICS countries. It argues that social innovations constitute tools for enhancing women’s adaptive capacity. We first examine how women are severely affected by climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in rural areas. We then emphasize the need for more gender-sensitive social innovations to tackle such effects, and provide a few examples within the BRICS. The hope is that more gender-sensitive solutions can spread worldwide, contributing to safeguarding the livelihoods of women not only in the BRICS but everywhere.