Environment and Gender Information


Related technical research and support on environment and gender statistics and indicators also guide measurable transformation.

Environment and Gender Information inspires informed action

Data-driven change.

IUCN identifies and fills data gaps to inform more robust gender-responsive environmental policymaking and programming through its Environment and Gender Information (EGI) data and analyses.

Advancing data through partnerships

In recent years, IUCN has partnered with diverse organizations to build tailored data and analyses for use in policymaking, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Datasets to inform gender-responsive environmental policy and programming

Using its EGI methodology, IUCN data and analyses reveal progress and challenges in meeting commitments to women’s empowerment and gender equality in environmental spheres, guiding action toward a more just world.

Brand new data

Tracking progress on women’s environmental decision making

IUCN’s new data reveals incremental change: in 2020, women held 15% of top jobs as ministers of environmental sectors ― compared to 12% in 2015.

Assessing and guiding gender-responsive biodiversity commitments

The EGI reviewed how national commitments consider gender in biodiversity strategies and action plans, shedding light on areas for progress.

Strengthening gender-responsive clean energy solutions through data

The EGI has been used to inform numerous international and regional renewable energy platforms on understanding how gender considerations are embedded within commitments while tracking gender equality in decision making.

Uncovering and informing gender equality in international policies

The EGI has supported international conventions such as the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions to explore the ways in which international and national policy instruments integrate gender considerations and pursue gender-balanced decision-making.

Indicators to drive progress toward meeting gender-environment linked goals

Limited collection, dissemination and application of gender-environment statistics affect the ability of decision makers and practitioners to develop and adopt well-informed and effective policies and programming. Working with partners from across the environment sector, IUCN advises and shapes gender indicators and data collection to unlock measurable transformative action.

Key indicator and statistics resource

IUCN’s partnership with the UN Environment Programme on gender and environment statistics underpins much of IUCN’s work on advising strengthened and new indicators to measure information for action and SDG achievements. IUCN provides tailored technical assistance to partners and projects, reviewing and advising on relevant indicators and methodologies.

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Gender and environment data and information is critical for measuring progress and informing action on gender-responsive sustainable development.

Contact IUCN to explore support on gender and environment data, statistics and indicators

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