Climate change-induced disasters are the most significant threat to people, economies, and the natural world according to Environmental Affairs Minister, Barbara Creecy. She discussed this with eNCA's Thulasizwe Simelane. Courtesy of #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The voices of rural women need to be heard when developing climate change management policies.
Environmental Affairs Minister Barbara Creecy added global warming is a reality that rural communities are living with daily.
"I think the debate of whether or not we are living through climate change is closed.
"We are experiencing it daily. Women and girls bear the brunt because of their role in the family structure," she said.
"Women are also involved in agricultural production which is extremely hard hit by extreme weather conditions."