Women, on average, are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, necessitating gender-responsive action in mitigation and adaptation efforts. This issue of the Joto Afrika highlights key points from the learning workshop on Gender and Community-Based Adaptation. The document provides an introduction to gender-responsive CBA, including challenges and best practices.
Results-based financing of REDD+ is conditional on the implementation of national Safeguard Information Systems (SIS) to address social and environmental criteria that go beyond carbon. The briefs in this packet discuss the challenges of operationalizing safeguards from various perspectives governance, benefit sharing, tenure, gender, biodiversity, technical monitoring and highlight opportunities and strategies for […]
The participation of local people in climate change mitigation is considered key to ensuring that their priorities are taken into account. This should help to design effective social safeguards and to improve equity in benefit sharing. The participation of local people has been explored in carbon emission Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for REDD+. The […]
This annual review of renewable energy and jobs published by IRENA adds key information for any research on the global status of renewable energy today. Althoug gender is only minimally referenced, this provides a necessary starting point for this discussion.
Since 2004, REN21 has conducted and published annual reviews of the global status of renewable energy. This report includes summaries on individual countries and global organizations working in the field of renewable energy.
This is a training manual developed by GVEP International to assist energy entrepreneurs in gaining access to the necessary financing. Although this manual is not specifically aimed towards female energy entrepreneurs, women-owned small and medium enterprises comprise 30 percent of these businesses in emerging markets. Therefore, this manual, which focuses on business aspects of the energy sector, can be utilized to assist female and male entrepreneurs.
This report analyzes the gender dimensions of UNDP-supported GEF-funded projects. Of the projects considered in 2012, 61 percent reported a gender dimension to the project including specifically targeting women and girls as stakeholders, carrying out a gender needs assessment, collecting sex-disaggregated data, and conducting gender training for project staff.
This toolkit was developed by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for their partners and stakeholders in Guatemala. It includes ten steps to developing a clean cookstoves and fuels market, from assessing the current state of the cookstoves and fuels market to learning from the progress and challenges of other countries.
This factsheet highlights the relationships of gender and the urban environment. Urban men and women face different issues because of their different roles, activities, and needs. Until gender equity and gender relations are addressed and opportunities are expanded for urban women, sustainable development strategies are unlikely to alter the lives of poor families.
This fact-sheet highlights the connections between reproductive health and the environment. Poor reproductive health, infant morality, and high fertility rates are both causes and consequences of environmental degradation.