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 document seeks to recognize the efforts undertaken throughout the world to improve the living conditions of women and men, particularly the relationships established between them in connection with the use and benefits derived from the natural resources that surround them. This publication includes 30 experiences (from North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America) which show the progress made towards linking environment and gender.
Costa Rica’s Ministry of Environment, Energy, and Telecommunications is working with the IUCN Global Gender Office to develop a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP). This fact-sheet shows the key issues determined in a participant workshop which include concerns about agriculture, energy, transport, and water.
This fact-sheet explains the regional strategy for Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize). During four country workshops and one regional workshop, participants developed suggestions for climate change policy and planning which could support women. The priority areas include extreme climate/risk management, food security, biodiversity, health, coastal and marine resources, mitigation, and institutional capacity building.