The Republic of Mozambique was a trailblazer on connecting issues of gender and climate change by pursuing a Gender, Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in early 2010 – making Mozambique’s the first government in the world to create such a policy and program for implementation.
In 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) began a bold initiative under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) to incorporate a gender perspective in all climate change policies and programs. The Alliance, consisting of several UN and other international organizations and NGOs, viewed this campaign as a critical step to helping to solve the climate […]
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.
The overall objective of Mozambique’s Climate Change and Gender Action Plan is to ensure national climate change efforts mainstream gender into policies, programs, and strategies so that both men and women have equal access to and opportunities and potential benefits from climate change response, improving the quality of life for the whole of the population.