central america

This presentation covers the problem, vision, mission, and goal of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Every day, 3 billion people rely on solid fuels to power their rudimentary stoves, leading to 4 million deaths annually, wasted productivity, and environmental degradation. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves promotes a universal adoption of clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels in order to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and preserve the environment. 

Read More

The unavoidable current: Gender policies for the environmental sectors in Mesoamerica

Following the process of developing gender equity policies in the environmental and natural resource management sectors in Mesoamerica during the late 1990s, this publication outlines the importance of such policies.   By differentiating a policy declaration and an action plan, IUCN highlights key strategies and components of creating successful public policies to integrate gender equity and sustainable development. 

Read More

The Art of Implementation: Gender Strategies Transforming National and Regional Climate Change Decision Making

Abstract: This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. Different sections outline steps and elements of creating a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP) or REDD+ roadmap; present principles behind the strategies and what has worked best; detailed case studies highlighting sectors that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts; and provide recommendations on how to move forward.

Read More

Haiti Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Factsheet

This fact-sheet explains the climate change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) process in Haiti where the priority areas are agriculture, water resources management, disaster risk management, health, energy, and forests. Their overall objective is to ensure the integration of gender considerations in all policies and initiatives in environmental matters. 

Read More

Costa Rica Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Factsheet

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications is working with the IUCN Global Gender Office to develop a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP). This fact-sheet shows the key issues determined in a participant workshop which include concerns about agriculture, energy, transport, and water. 

Read More

Central America: Regional strategy for Central America

This fact-sheet explains the regional strategy for Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize). During four country workshops and one regional workshop, participants developed suggestions for climate change policy and planning which could support women. The priority areas include extreme climate/risk management, food security, biodiversity, health, coastal and marine resources, mitigation, and institutional capacity building. 

Read More