Shared Resources, Joint Solutions (SRJS) is an expansive programme that spans 16 countries and focuses on increasing food and water security and climate resilience. Gender equality and inclusivity principles are key, cross-cutting goals of the SRJS programme.
This review examines the impact of desertification on women, their role in the management of natural resources and drylands, and the constraints they face.
El estudio de la relación entre género y medio ambiente marcó un hito en la investigación ambiental a nivel mundial. En México, destacadas especialistas dieron la pauta al analizar las distintas formas en que la condición de género interviene en el acceso, manejo y control de los recursos naturales, en particular en ámbitos rurales. En […]
Africa is experiencing the impacts of climate change, yet there is wide variation in the capacity of women and men to adequately cope with its effects. Although the research base is wide and growing every day, this fact sheet centers on a select group of themes in literature around gender and climate change in Africa, […]
While mitigation efforts aim to reduce the causes of climate change (e.g., by addressing deforestation and advancing renewable energy), adaptation efforts attempt to address the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, sea level rise, and intensified natural disasters, on people, structures and ecosystems. As climate continues to rapidly change in unprecedented ways, adaptation response is […]
In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and […]
Licuri is a highly valuable tree species, both to local ecosystems and in traditional cultural uses, with a clear commercial niche. Its productive and sustainable uses are directly linked to ecosystem conservation and women’s empowerment—which is being further developed to great success. Project partners are working together to increase the mechanization of the licuri harvesting and production process, aiming to lessen the time-burden on women and enhance their livelihood potential. […]
At the time of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) inception, there was no organized movement to address gendered impacts of climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through ongoing commitment, time, and energy on the part of the four founding members, an expanded GGCA steering committee, Secretariat, and […]
Policies, institutions and services to help farmers develop new approaches to deal with climate change will need to produce results for women farmers as well as men. This brief provides five policy lessons to support this process, based on evidence from research in low- and middle income countries and offers guidelines for crafting gender-responsive climate […]
It is a great achievement indeed for the government of Bangladesh to be able to prepare and publish the Climate Change and Gender Action Plan (ccGAP).