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Including case studies from Brazil, Ecuador, Nepal, and Tanzania, the purpose of this booklet is to describe action research undertaken by WEDO and REDD+ SES related to gender equality and REDD+ initiatives. The action research approach utilizes by WEDO and REDD+ SES moves beyond conceptual discussions of gender equality to focus on incorporating these principles. 

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This paper identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could play a role in fostering climate change adaptation, focusing on examples from Bangladesh and Nepal. On average, 90% of the clients of microfinance institutions are women. Therefore, this paper considers the role that microfinance institutions can play in the empowerment of women as well as community adaptation to climate change.  

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Forests & Gender

This book is divided into 3 sections. The first section explores some of the main themes  currently concerning forests and gender. The second section looks at case studies  from around the world, demonstrating the wealth of learning and experience that is  resulting from increased awareness and integration of gender issues within forestry work. The third and final section takes a step back and examines issues and progress at the international and global levels, bringing us up to date and forecasting future challenges and developments

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Nepal: Climate change and gender action plan factsheet

In July 2012, the IUCN Global Gender Office received an official request from the Ministry of Environment of Nepal to be engaged in the preparation of a national action plan on gender and climate change. The overall objective of this plan in Nepal is to operationalize gender concerns in climate change efforts to enhance implementation and contribute to the promotion of gender equality in Nepal. 

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Bangladesh: Climate change and gender action plan

Bangladesh is a country hard hit by climate change.  The negative impact of these changes in the weather further threaten the lives and livehoods of around 160 million people, already living in extreme poverty. IUCN on behalf of the GGCA was asked to engage in preparation of complementary national action plan on gender and climate change. This document works within the framework of the BCCSAP in order to operationalize the inclusion of gender across all key sectors.

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