Environment and Gender Information

IUCN’s Environment and Gender Information is an umbrella knowledge platform that incorporates the original Environment and Gender Index pilot launched in 2013. Under this platform, IUCN aims–dataset by dataset–to close information gaps at the nexus of gender equality and environmental sustainability.



The EGI is growing and changing–and so is this webpage!

Please check back soon for our refreshed look and more information.

For EGI-related questions or comments, including information about the EGI pilot’s datasets and country rankings, as well as new environment and gender datasets and analysis, please contact Molly Gilligan at molly.gillian@iucn.org. Publications–including the pilot report and factsheets detailing the results of new datasets–can be found below under EGI Data. For communications, media, or outreach-related questions, please contact Maggie Roth at maggie.roth@iucn.org.


 Latest EGI Datasets and Publications

This section highlights new knowledge produced though the EGI. More dataset factsheets, briefs, and reports can be found below under EGI Data. 

Gender in Mitigation Actions

To effectively, efficiently, and equitably respond to climate change, countries must develop gender-responsive mitigation and adaptation strategies—not least because women are among those disproportionately and adversely affected by climate change and are seldom included in relevant decision-making processes to identify and implement solutions. To understand the manner in which gender-responsive decisions under UNFCCC are being translated into mitigation instruments, IUCN, through the Global Gender Office’s Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) Initiative, examined three mitigation programmes and reporting mechanisms: the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs); Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); and Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS). Governments, institutions and agencies have been slow to consider ways in which women and gender considerations can be well integrated in mitigation planning –but the trend may be improving, as this Brief discusses.

Mitigation Brief