Policy

The ECOWAS Programme on Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access (ECOW-GEN), since its establishment in 2013, has worked to steer ECOWAS Member States towards the direction of mainstreaming gender in policy formulation, legislative drafting, energy project and programme design and implementation, with the intention to promote equality in energy development through equal access to resources and […]

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This is a draft paper distributed at the ‘gender perspectives in sustainable development’ side event organized by UNDESA/DAW and WEDO at Prep Com III. The goal of this paper is to contextualize the gender and energy discourse and the current energy challenges facing Africa.

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REDD+ initiatives pose many potential challenges while offering many potential benefits for local communities, specifically women. As such, Uganda has worked with IUCN to ensure that their REDD+ initiatives include a gender perspective and act to empower local communities while conserving essential forests. This publication reports the outcomes of workshops for multiple stakeholder including women’s organizations which form the basis of this roadmap to support mainstreaming of gender in REDD+ processes in Uganda. 

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DRAFT COMPILATION OF DECISIONS, SUBSIDIARY BODY REPORTS AND ADOPTED CONCLUSIONS RELATED TO GENDER AND CLIMATE CHANGE BY THE SECRETARIAT

In 2014, the Conference of the Parties (COP), in decision 18/CP.20 (also known as the Lima work programme on gender(LWPG)), requested the secretariat to prepare an action plan for the development of the two-year work programme on gender. As a part of this process, the secretariat has mapped decisions on gender and climate change, including thematic areas that reference gender, and compiled all these decisions in this document.

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This policy statement, adopted by IUCN in 1998, highlights the important role gender plays in environmental protection and affirms IUCN’s commitment to gender equity.

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This is the report of the Conference of the Parties on its sixteenth session, held in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010. Decision 1/CP.16, the Cancun Agreements, is the outcome of the work of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention.

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