Examples of innovative women’s mitigation activities in IUCN ccGAPs: Peru

The Peru Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) report underpins coordination between development agencies across sectors. It also led to the designation of a gender focal point in the Ministry of Environment.

The Peru ccGAP also identifies innovative ideas on how to mobilise women’s activities and government engagement towards mitigation results, including:

Creating a focal point between environmental and women’s ministries; conducting training sessions for women and men on gender and renewable energy issues; and conducting a pilot study on women’s productive use of energy towards an evaluation on improving women’s access to first level banking credit.
Incorporating content on climate change and gender equality into training programs for teachers across basic education, bilingual-intercultural education and higher education.
Cataloguing ancestral, local knowledge and practices of women and men to prepare kits of traditional medicinal plants to respond to and prevent health problems associated with climate change.
Promoting the presence of women in management positions in formal waste picking associations, developing credit programmes to increase seed capital for these associations.

Click to access the full Peru ccGAP (in Spanish). Click to read a blog by USAID about the Peru ccGAP development. For more information on our ccGAP methodology, please click to read our publication The Art of Implementation: Gender strategies transforming national and regional climate change decision making.

For more information on ccGAPs or how to work with IUCN in developing one, please contact us at globalgenderoffice@iucn.org and visit https://genderandenvironment.org/redefining-what-results-look-like/. ‎