The indirect and long-term benefits of the measures outlined in this section are expected to be gender balanced as climate change directly and indirectly affects the health and wellbeing of all individuals and communities. Nonetheless, coastal, remote, northern, and Indigenous communities, as well as minority groups, low-income communities, women, youth, and elderly people are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
Climate change is a global reality, and our policies will have an indirect impact on individuals internationally. For example, according to the United Nation’s Development Program, 80% of people displaced by climate change are women.
We are committed to facilitating a just and equitable transition to clean growth. 75% of workers in the mining, oil and gas sectors are men. Our green jobs and clean tech investment plan applies an intersectional lens so that women, Indigenous people, and youth can benefit from these opportunities.
Census data shows that women, people of colour, and low-wage workers are the predominant transit riders, so accelerating major public transit projects would be directly beneficial to them. Those projects will be developed using an intersectional lens to ensure accessibility, safety, and fairness.