equity

Women often use natural resources differently than men yet frequently have minimal influence on how local resources are managed. An emerging hypothesis is that empowering more women in local resource decision-making may lead to better resource governance and conservation. Here we focus on the forestry and fisheries sectors to answer the question: What is the […]

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In the fields of environmental governance and biodiversity conservation, there is a growing awareness that gender has an influence on resource use and management. Several studies argue that empowering women in resource governance can lead to beneficial outcomes for resource sustainability and biodiversity conservation. Yet how robust is the evidence to support this claim? Here […]

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This report proposes a gender strategy for climate change mitigation and the promotion of low emissions agriculture. The Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security Research Program of CGIAR provides a strategy for assuring that mitigation efforts meet the goals of poverty alleviation and food security, and do so in waye that benefit poor women materially, personally and socially.

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