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AGENT (GECCO) Gender & REDD+ video

AGENT (GECCO*) Gender & REDD+ video May 2016 Every day in their roles as farmers, foresters, fishers, caretakers, and household providers, women use and manage natural resources. Women have unique experiences and knowledge with respect to their environments and offer important perspectives in natural resource governance. Specifically, women and men from rural communities often have […]

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Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO)

This factsheet explains the background, importance, and goals of GECCO*, an IUCN and USAID project.   *The former Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is now part of a broader program, Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender […]

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GECCO

IUCN GGO is working in partnership with USAID to address gender issues through programming and support to partner governments in a new initiative called GECCO — Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities.

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REDD+: An opportunity for gender equality, R-PP Infographic

READINESS PREPARATION PROPOSALS REDD+ projects support developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, while promoting sustainable conservation and management of forest resources. Readiness Preparation Proposals (R-PPs) are submitted by REDD+ Country Participants to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility. R-PPs from 45 countries were analyzed for keyword frequency and content to measure gender-responsiveness […]

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The Mighty Shea Tree: How Gender Matters for Restoration

Forest restoration promises to not only enhance the ecological integrity of degraded and deforested lands but also to benefit the people who rely on those lands for numerous products and ecosystem services. If we are to restore vast areas of the globe – a goal embodied in the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares […]

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Nepal Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

Maplecroft’s Climate Change Risk Atlas 2010 ranked Nepal as the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change in the world. Although Nepal has achieved remarkable improvements over the past few decades, it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with an estimated 55 percent of Nepalese falling below the international poverty line of $1.25 per day. Classified as a Least Developed Country (LDC) by the United Nations and ranking 115th in terms (2008) of Gross Domestic Production (GDP), Nepal’s GDP remains the lowest amongst all South Asian countries.

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Liberia Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) Report

This Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) for Liberia was prepared based on the desk review of key reports, publications and websites, surveys and interviews, incountry meetings, stakeholder consultation and research, among others. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation to all participants for their advice, involvement and commitment to the process, and to their institutions for supporting their participation.

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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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