CARE Vietnam Learning Series Issue 1: Gender Equality Within Climate Chante Programming
Climate change poses major global challenges, but its implications for lives and livelihoods in Vietnam are very local. The impacts of climate change are, to a significant degree, determined by the fulfilment of rights and the distribution of resources and power among people, at home and in the community. Gender is a critical factor in this and women and men, girls and boys in Vietnam have different life chances, opportunities, resources and rewards that shape the way they can respond to a changing climate. Whilst gender is increasingly recognised as a decisive factor in climate change planning and adaptation, limitations remain. Those working towards both gender equality and effective climate change adaptation must continue to work to bring the two fields of work together to ensure sustainability.
In Vietnam, CARE works with women and men to both promote gender equality and increase communities’ resilience to climate change. This Learning Series draws together key issues and lessons learned in the course of addressing the intersecting challenges of gender inequality and climate change, and gives examples and recommendations on how they can be addressed.