Regions: Mexico

Indigenous women leading the way on climate change: A new ccGAP in Sonora

06 April 2017 Climate Change Gender Action Plans (ccGAPs) build on and enhance a country’s national climate change policy, plan or strategy by delving into gender-specific issues to create innovative mitigation, adaptation and resilience-building strategies that champion gender equality and women’s leadership. Developed via a unique, participatory, multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral process, ccGAPs have been created and …

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Medio ambiente y violencia de género

Artículo de opinión publicando en NER, un medio online de México, sobre los hallagzos de la publicación Vínculos entre la violencia de género y el medio ambiente. La violencia de la desigualdad’. El columnista destaca el impacto del cambio climático y las industrias extractivas, así como la violencia contra las defensoras ambientales con un enfoque en América Latina.

Gender and Environment Statistics: Unlocking information for action and measuring the SDGs

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are globally recognised priorities, matters of fundamental human rights, and prerequisites for sustainable development (IUCN, 2018; World Economic Forum, 2015). Understanding the gender-environment nexus is not only key to understanding social and environmental inequities and barriers to sustainable development, but to unlocking options for transformative action, as well. Data gaps …

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AGENT (GECCO) Energía Webinar: Transversalizando el enfoque de género en la infraestructura energética a gran escala

El tercer webinar de la serie de AGENT (GECCO*) Energía para Latinoamérica tiene como objetivo plantear que dificultades se pueden enfrentar para abordar las consideraciones de género en proyectos de energía renovable de mediano a gran escala y qué soluciones existen para aumentar el acceso a los beneficios de manera equitativa para las mujeres y los hombres de las comunidades ubicadas en las inmediaciones del proyecto.

M-REDD: Mainstreaming Gender in Policies and Laws Related to Climate Change and REDD+ in Mexico: A National, Policy-Level Initiative

The Mexico REDD+ (M-REDD) Program is a six-year project, funded by USAID, that aims at strengthening Mexico’s preparation and implementation of the national REDD+ strategy by expanding its institutional and technical capacity, giving input on financial architecture, establishing systems, piloting diverse elements of the implementation of the REDD+ mechanism—including Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) techniques—and contributing to the facilitation of the dialogue and broader public participation and transparency in the REDD+ process. Importantly, M-REDD has integrated a gender perspective from its start and implements gender-responsive strategies, including using REDD+ as an opportunity to enhance implementation of national mandates for advancing gender equality and ensuring women’s participation in REDD+ processes. The project endeavors to mainstream gender through its integration in national REDD+ public policy processes and piloting tools in field projects. This is being done by identifying tools that can make the role of women in different field activities more explicit and can be applied at different stages of implementation of field projects, such as silvopastoral ranching and conservation agriculture, in order to promote gender equality in people’s daily activities. With its recent extension, M-REDD will conclude in 2017. This case study highlights strategies for ensuring that gender considerations are understood at a national level and progressively taken into account in Mexico’s REDD+ legal and policy framework.

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