First in a series of briefs, this provides an overview of the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in the sector will result in measurable benefits, including increased returns on investments and stronger development outcomes. Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT) Thematic Energy Brief Series The […]
With the approval of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Gender Action Plan at COP23, Lorena Aguilar and Ambassador reflect on the importance of the milestone decision on integrating gender throughout the UNFCCC in this op-ed published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Women and girls stand to benefit the most from the availability of sustainable, affordable and renewable energy sources.
This assessment aims to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations are addressed in the three types of documents prepared as part of the SEforALL country action process: rapid assessment and gap analyses (RAGAs), action agendas (AAs) and investment prospectuses (IPs). Findings offer insights into the ways governments recognize gender considerations in the […]
“Energizing Equality” is the first in the AGENT Energy series of webinars.
The Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions cooperate in the protection of human health and the environment from the negative effects of hazardous pollutants. This Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis explores how women are represented as delegates to the Conferences of the Parties (COPs), members and observers of Conventions’ Subsidiary Bodies, and national focal […]
La presente evaluación se ha llevado a cabo con el fin de determinar y comprender el grado en que se han abordado las consideraciones de género en las políticas, planes y estrategias energéticas en todo el mundo. Los hallazgos ofrecen información sobre las formas en que los gobiernos están reconociendo las consideraciones de género en […]
This briefing paper explores the key human rights and envi-ronmental and social principles set forth in the preamble of the Paris Agreement.
With the development of Zambia’s first Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP:ZM), the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) will endeavour to take action on women’s leadership in the context of climate change. Without such plans in place, a country’s climate change policy and planning is often genderblind. Understandably, it is important to note […]
Climate change is not only one of the greatest environmental and development challenges facing the world today, it is one that will have critical impacts on human rights and inequalities, including gender inequality. It is therefore deeply appropriate for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and UN Women to have collaborated in developing Mainstreaming Gender in […]