Practical Action Consulting (PAC) with the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), were commissioned by the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN) to investigate the potential for climate compatible development to empower people, using case studies from Peru. India and Kenya. Their findings have been collected in a report that can be downloaded here.
This publication illustrates that as keepers of traditional knowledge, women pastoralists make an important contribution towards the sustainable management of land and natural resources the world over. It also suggests that with the right support, they can meet the challenges that lie ahead.
This webinar recording, “Challenges and strategies to increase and retain women’s participation in the energy sector” is part of the GECCO Energy Webinar Series.
Women have traditionally been under-represented in the energy sector; they are often excluded from many power sector employment opportunities. At the same time, there is a lack of empirical research documenting the roles of women in the energy sector employment. Studies in other business sectors suggest that including more women in the workforce has a […]
At the time of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) inception, there was no organized movement to address gendered impacts of climate change at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through ongoing commitment, time, and energy on the part of the four founding members, an expanded GGCA steering committee, Secretariat, and […]
Women historically have been, and remain, marginalized from the highest echelons of political power. As a result, their experiences, perspectives, leadership, and potential are untapped in governance. In international peacemaking, women are grossly underrepresented, especially in high-level processes. There are growing calls – by both international policymakers and feminists – to do more to include […]
Communities in remote, rural areas traditionally lack access to conventional power sources. As these communities have to rely on kerosene or firewood for basic energy needs, pressure on the local environment have increased dramatically having a negative impact on the global environment. It is estimated that one rural family in Africa typically burns 60 liters […]
Cleaner fuels, improved efficiency and adoption of renewable energy technologies offer important possibilities for low-carbon economic development and reductions in overall greenhouse gas emissions. These possibilities are especially important for women in developing countries who currently play critical roles in supplying and managing traditional biomass fuels. The UN’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative is highlighting […]
This report, produced by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, investigates gender disparities in uptake and knowledge of climate-smart agriculture in rural Kenya. Resilient and sustainable agricultural techniques have the capacity to improve income, environment and food security for farmers affected by climate change. Many social barriers exist, however, particularly […]