Issues of women’s participation and gender equality in the governance of shared waters have received insufficient attention to date in both the research and practice literature, yet action is happening on the ground. Women play key roles in generating change in the way water is used, shared, and allocated, from local to transnational levels and in spite of legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that provide little space for their participation in planning and decision- making.
Women possess unique knowledge and skills crucial to mitigate, adapt, and build resilience to climate change and other environmental, social, economic, and political risks. Ensuring that women’s voices inform sound policy making is critical to environmental management and improved livelihoods.
This study seeks to set the stage for the creation and adoption of an ECOWAS regional legal instrument for conducting gender assessments of energy infrastructure projects, including extraction of fuel sources, storage, generation, transmission and distribution of energy, whether from solar, wind, biomass, fossil, geothermal, ocean, nuclear or hydro sources.
This Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis explores how women and gender equality considerations are included and addressed in Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) county action documents.
This study provides insight into the successes and shortcomings of the response to women’s needs in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. In order to inform future action, this report highlights the importance of gender-responsive emergency response and long-term recovery processes. Finally, this study offers a resource to policymakers and practitioners for implementing and mainstreaming gender-responsive perspectives and policies.
Perceiving a gap in the resources available to individuals and organizations concerned about the gendered experiences of climate change, GGCA commissioned this literature review in early 2016 in order to provide the most up-to- date assessment of the current evidence base illustrating how vulnerability to climate change and climate adaptation decisions vary by gender. This is […]
• The Nordic Countries’ objectives for the integration of gender issues into climate policies • Examples of Nordic-backed initiatives linking gender and climate issues
Roots for the Future: the Landscape and Way Forward on Gender and Climate Change presents the latest research, data, strategies, and results on gender and climate change policymaking and programming.
EGI: Women’s Participation in Global Environmental Decision Making Women’s voice and agency are essential for the governance of natural resources because of their diverse experiences as farmers, fishers, household providers, and entrepreneurs. However, their perspectives are often unrecognized and their needs unmet in shaping and applying environmental policy. Ensuring that gender perspectives and women’s knowledge, needs, and capacities inform […]
This handbook indicates ways for local governments to integrate the gender dimensions of climate change into the various stages of policy-making. The focus is on low- and middle-income countries. The handbook is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point which introduces gender concepts and gender dimensions of climate change as well as […]