This factsheet explains the background, importance, and goals of GECCO*, an IUCN and USAID project. *The former Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is now part of a broader program, Advancing Gender in the Environment (AGENT), which aims to improve development outcomes by strengthening environmental programing through gender integration and achieving gender […]
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 […]
The Republic of Mozambique was a trailblazer on connecting issues of gender and climate change by pursuing a Gender, Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in early 2010 – making Mozambique’s the first government in the world to create such a policy and program for implementation.
In 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) began a bold initiative under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) to incorporate a gender perspective in all climate change policies and programs. The Alliance, consisting of several UN and other international organizations and NGOs, viewed this campaign as a critical step to helping to solve the climate […]