This webinar recording, “Addressing gender considerations in large-scale energy infrastructure polices and project development” is part of the GECCO Energy Webinar Series.
Gender is an important recurring theme across the three Rio Conventions. It has been acknowledged as an appropriate entry point for efforts to achieve harmonization across the Conventions. The heads of the Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have therefore decided to collaborate on efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the three Conventions and the GEF. As the foremost Scientific and Technical Centre of Excellence on Gender and Environment, IUCN has been identified by the Secretariats of the three Conventions and the GEF as their preferred partner in efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the Conventions during implementation.
In light of the importance of the role of women in efforts to combat desertification, the IUCN Gender Office has teamed up with the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to develop a Gender Policy Framework. This publication presents a summary of the components of this Framework and suggestions for its implementation.