Women, particularly those in developing countries, are on the frontlines of climate change. One of the focus of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change initiative is “Women for Results” that showcases women leadership on climate action around the world. Lorena Aguilar, Global Senior Gender Adviser, IUCN, speaks at Momentum for Change: Women for Results event at […]
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 […]
The Asia-Pacific Region is one of the most vulnerable regions to disasters, which is now being exacerbated by the onslaught of climate change. According to the World Risk Report, 10 out of the 15 at most risk countries are located in Asia and the Pacific. The region accounts for over 90% of all global deaths […]
Climate change poses major global challenges, but its implications for lives and livelihoods in Vietnam are very local. The impacts of climate change are, to a significant degree, determined by the fulfilment of rights and the distribution of resources and power among people, at home and in the community. Gender is a critical factor in […]
This handbook indicates ways for local governments to integrate the gender dimensions of climate change into the various stages of policy-making. The focus is on low- and middle-income countries. The handbook is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point which introduces gender concepts and gender dimensions of climate change as well as […]
Un acuerdo climático justo y sensible al género puede adoptar diversas formas, pero fundamentalmente: respetará y promoverá los derechos humanos y la igualdad de género; garantizará el desarrollo sostenible y la integridad ambiental; requerirá un compromiso justo, equitativo, ambicioso y vinculante en materia de mitigación conforme a los principios de las responsabilidades comunes pero diferenciadas […]
This study, published in the International Forestry Review, highlights the complex gender dimensions of climate change adaptation. Included is a study of the evolving vulnerabilities experienced and adaptation practices pursued by local communities in the Lake Faguibine area in Northern Mali, differentiated by gender.
Vulnerability assessments are a vital component of adaptation efforts as vulnerabilities can vary greatly over time and space, and determine what parts of society are most at risk. Adaptation efforts can even create greater vulnerabilities for some groups, particularly women, in the process of assisting others. This report examines these complexities in the shifting vulnerabilities to climate change arising from an evolving social, economic, ecological and political landscape in the Lake Faguibine region of Mali.