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Gender and Climate Finance: New Data on Women in Decision-Making Positions

Climate change impacts and responses are not gender-neutral; thus, climate financing mechanisms and resource allocations meant to address these differentiated impacts must be gender-responsive. Women’s direct participation in climate change decision making, including in governing bodies of climate finance mechanisms, is a crucial aspect to effectively and equitably designing, implementing, and funding climate solutions. A gender-responsive climate finance architecture can play […]

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Gender Equality within the REDD and REDD+ Framework

This document explains why forests are important, what REDD and REDD+ are, and how gender equality is relevant to these projects. Land cover change is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. REDD+ prioritizes conservation, sustainable management, the enhancement of forest carbon stocks, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Gender is important to consider in these projects because of the different roles that men and women often have with respect to caring for and utilizing forest resources.

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Gender Makes the Difference: Poverty and environment

Seventy percent of the world’s poor are women; therefore, this fact-sheet shows the importance of including a gender perspective in poverty reduction and sustainable development policies and programs. Poverty impacts women and men differently with respect to energy access, land rights, health, caring for the sick, and fuel and water collection. 

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Gender Makes the Difference: Population, health, and the environment

This factsheet explained the interconnections among gender, the environment, health, and population. Environmental conditions are affected by the number of people on Earth, as well as where and how they live. Changes in environmental conditions can affect human health and well-being, not always affecting women and men in the same ways or to the same extent. 

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Gender Makes the Difference: Energy

This fact-sheet considers the complex relationships connecting gender, energy, and the environment. Women spend three times as much time collecting and transporting fuel and water than men. It is necessary to understand how social inequalities affect energy use, management, and access. 

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