bangladesh

This paper identifies areas of opportunity where microfinance could play a role in fostering climate change adaptation, focusing on examples from Bangladesh and Nepal. On average, 90% of the clients of microfinance institutions are women. Therefore, this paper considers the role that microfinance institutions can play in the empowerment of women as well as community adaptation to climate change.  

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Bangladesh: Climate change and gender action plan

Bangladesh is a country hard hit by climate change.  The negative impact of these changes in the weather further threaten the lives and livehoods of around 160 million people, already living in extreme poverty. IUCN on behalf of the GGCA was asked to engage in preparation of complementary national action plan on gender and climate change. This document works within the framework of the BCCSAP in order to operationalize the inclusion of gender across all key sectors.

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