Gender-responsive climate action

Strengthened national commitments to gender-responsive climate action

Multi-stakeholder participation.

Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) build on a country’s national development and climate change policy or strategy, and identify gender-specific issues in each priority sector. The participatory, multi-stakeholder methodology includes creating action plans to enhance mitigation and resilience for women and men throughout the country. 

Over the last decade, more than two dozen countries, local authorities and regional bodies have worked with IUCN to employ its ccGAP methodology. Diverse ccGAPs inform:

  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs);
  • Cross-sector partnerships, programming and projects;
  • Donor modalities and investments;
  • Training and capacity building agendas; and
  • Local governance and international leadership.

The ccGAP process presents opportunities to build new knowledge and capacities, including through the development of gender analyses for each nationally designated priority sector. It also provides dedicated space to identify and strengthen enabling conditions, such as policy synergy and coordination bodies. Search ccGAPs by region below, or contact us to learn if your country has a ccGAP or to explore developing one.

The Art of Implementation

See the methodology.

Having developed the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change, IUCN has published its ccGAP methodology and approach, containing ccGAPs from around the world, detailed case studies, roadmaps and more. As the title suggests, implementation of international agreements in individual countries is an art, not a science. There are diverse factors and challenges at play, including political will, adequate finance, and complex governance arrangements. The art of implementation is a journey toward the realisation of important ideas, a bridging of the gap between our aspirations and our achievements, and a continuous learning curve.

Explore ccGAPs by region

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