Climate change is one of the major challenges of our times. As a matter of fact, one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015, Goal 13 (SDG 13), is about climate action. It aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact”. It is widely recognized that climate change does not affect people equally and often women are more vulnerable to climate change than men. As an aspect of using IS to combat climate change and other environmental threats, this paper aims at investigating whether relevant information related to the relationship between climate change (SDG 13) and gender equality (SDG 5) could be extracted from social media, in particular from Twitter, by exploiting image recognition technologies and crowdsourcing techniques.
Rivera, Olimpia; Calderon, Juan Felipe; Planchon, Paul; and Pernici, Barbara, "Evaluating the impact of floods on gender equality from social media evidence" (2021). AISWN International Research Workshop on Women, IS and Grand Challenges 2021. 4.