Over the last decade, tremendous progress has been made by the global community in recognizing the differentiated causes and impacts of climate change and considering proactive, effective, inclusive, gender-responsive solutions. Roots for the Future: the Landscape and Way Forward on Gender and Climate Change presents the latest research, data, strategies, and results on gender and climate change policymaking and programming.
Gender Considerations and Approaches: Filling Knowledge and Data Gaps
While mitigation efforts aim to reduce the causes of climate change (e.g., by addressing deforestation and advancing renewable energy), adaptation efforts attempt to address the impacts of climate change, such as droughts, floods, sea level rise, and intensified natural disasters, on people, structures and ecosystems. As climate continues to rapidly change in unprecedented ways, adaptation response is becoming increasingly critical, and identifying strategies are especially important for those living in areas susceptible to climate change impacts (e.g., those living in low-lying coastal areas) and for vulnerable groups, including women and poor populations, who often lack access to adaptive capacity measures. At the same time, adaptation interventions risk being less effective or efficient, or even exacerbating inequalities and inequities, when gender concerns and women’s unique needs and capacities are left out.
Esta propuesta de lineamientos para la transversalización del tema de género en los esfuerzos por mitigar y adaptarse al cambio climático en Cuba, se elaboró teniendo en consideración los estudios teóricos de los principales informes de país, publicaciones, sitios web, encuestas y entrevistas, reunions en el país, la consulta de las partes interesadas y la investigación, entre otros.
With the support of IUCN, the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh produced a national climate change gender action plan. The ccGAP defines the role that the MoEF will play in initiating and facilitating efforts internally, as well as with strategic partners at the national, regional and international levels. It seeks to mainstream gender in climate change advantage of opportunities that promote gender equality and facilitate transformational change as we build a climate action as outlined in the BCCSAP, the NAPA and other policy documents.
This ccGAP, developed by IUCN in collaboration with the Government of Nepal and diverse stakeholders, has been developed not as an end in itself, but rather as catalyst for further action to be taken through the inclusion of gender in national climate change processes, policy development, decision-making and project development and – implementation. It is therefore not a stand-alone document, but rather an integral and synergistic complement to existing and future policies in Nepal, both concerning climate change and strategic national planning going forward.
Abstract: This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing the world’s first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. Different sections outline steps and elements of creating a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP) or REDD+ roadmap; present principles behind the strategies and what has worked best; detailed case studies highlighting sectors that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts; and provide recommendations on how to move forward.
This Climate Change Gender Action Plan (ccGAP) for Liberia was prepared based on the desk review of key reports, publications and websites, surveys and interviews, in-country meetings, stakeholder consultation and research, among others. Each priority sector includes a plan of action with clear objectives, actions, indicators and responsible institutions as proposed and agreed to by participants during workshops with the Government of Liberia and stakeholders.
La Stratégie nationale pour la generalization de l’analyse selon le genre, en vue de son intégration dans les efforts de lutte contre les changements climatiques en Haïti, est le résultat d’une série d’entretiens et de consultations avec les acteurs au niveau national, départemental et communal. L’élaboration de ce document a été rendu possible grâce à la contribution de nombreux acteurs et institutions à ces différents niveaux qu’il convient donc de remercier sincèrement pour leurs conseils et le soutien participatif.
This National Strategy for Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change in Egypt is the result of a collaboration between the IUCN Gender Office, the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA), the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), the Global Gender Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other key national institutions in Egypt to develop a national policy framework on gender and climate change, and integrate these strategically into the Third National Communication.