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Gender Equality within the REDD and REDD+ Framework

This document explains why forests are important, what REDD and REDD+ are, and how gender equality is relevant to these projects. Land cover change is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases. REDD+ prioritizes conservation, sustainable management, the enhancement of forest carbon stocks, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Gender is important to consider in these projects because of the different roles that men and women often have with respect to caring for and utilizing forest resources.

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This report if the product of a review led by the Global Gender Office of IUCN conducted on instruction of the Climate Infestment Funds Administrative Unit. The objectives of this review were to develop recommendations to help pilot countries and project teams integrate gender into their work and to identify where further progress is needed.

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