As the global community increasingly recognises both the urgency of responding to the climate crisis and the need for ensuring gender-responsive action, IUCN works with Members to look to women who are already leading the way to inspire ways to scale up their contributions.
By supporting countries through processes to anchor their international commitments to gender equality and climate change in local contexts through action at national and sub-national levels, IUCN facilitates Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs). These ccGAPs are facilitated via participatory, multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral processes while complementing a country’s existing climate change strategy or plan. The ccGAPs identify priority climate change concerns from a gender perspective and map key actions.
IUCN’s gender-responsive work transforms communities and countries, including through innovative action that champions women’s empowerment and gender equality across adaptation, mitigation and resilience-building sectors.
To date, 23 ccGAPs have been created around the world, propelling political commitment across sectors and catalysing innovative action. Women and women’s networks are engaged in every ccGAP process, and through their direct participation and leadership, women are pioneering mitigation action. From Nepal to Cuba, from transport to forest governance, women are leading the way on mitigation.
Click through the images below to find a few examples of how ccGAPs innovate women’s activities into mitigation actions.
You can also access a full list of ccGAP documents here.