Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Women of Yakutia

Author(s): Anisiia Moyakunova
Final project
Year of publication:
Gender, Environment and Climate Change
Number of pages:


The impact of global warming in the Arctic climate has serious consequences at the local, regional and global levels. Climate change affects men and women differently and in the remote places in the North, women have little education and are mainly engaged in household management, raising children, including food production. In case of natural disasters, such as floods, families have to relocate, and due to women’s low education levels and limited experiences, they have limited livelihood opportunities. Men tend to access work more easily without having an education. But on the other hand, men are more often concerned about maintaining their social status and are reluctant to move. This paper analyses the Russian climate policy, to understand what the Climate Doctrine is and its goals. In addition, the paper analyses how climate change affects the indigenous peoples of Yakutia, and what effects and indicators of climate warming can be seen now. Furthermore, it addresses the gender dimensions of global warming.