This webinar covers the main findings of Energizing Equality, present methodologies for mainstreaming gender into the energy sector, and allow panelists to reflect on the progress made so far.
Stakeholder Type: Ministry
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.
En diciembre de 2014, en el marco de la realización de la Vigésima Conferencia de las Partes de la Convención Marco de la Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) y la Décima Reunión de las Partes del Protocolo de Kioto (COP20/CMP10), se adoptó una decisión sobre el Plan de Trabajo de Lima sobre Género, que compromete a las partes de la CMNUCC a promover la equidad de género y lograr políticas sensibles al género que incluyan la participación efectiva de las mujeres en los órganos establecidos bajo la Convención.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Cancun Agreements in 2010 and Durban Outcomes in 2011 called for REDD+ national strategies and systems for providing information on how safeguards are being addressed and respected to integrate ‘gender considerations’. In 2011, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), with support from the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), and in collaboration with the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), facilitated participatory, multi-stakeholder workshops in Cameroon, Ghana, and Uganda to create Gender and REDD+ Roadmaps. The Roadmaps—the first of their kind—were produced during the first phase of the project for each country process and identified context-specific gender and REDD+ concerns, stakeholders, and concrete actions to integrate and enhance gender in REDD+ processes and initiatives. Currently, each Roadmap, as well as each country’s national REDD+ process, is in a different stage of implementation. Creation and facilitation of a Gender and REDD+ Task Force (GTF), or working group, is the most recent step to propel project outcomes forward and move closer to the project’s ultimate goal: to enhance gender mainstreaming and gender and climate change considerations into effective national REDD+ processes by ensuring women’s participation in the process.
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 sound policy making is critical to achieving sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development. A key barrier to advancing gender equality in the policy arena has been a void in information, data, and measurement of women’s participation in environmental decision-making processes. The new EGI dataset helps to fill this knowledge gap.
REDD+ initiatives pose many potential challenges while offering many potential benefits for local communities, specifically women. As such, Uganda has worked with IUCN to ensure that their REDD+ initiatives include a gender perspective and act to empower local communities while conserving essential forests. This publication reports the outcomes of workshops for multiple stakeholder including women’s organizations which form the basis of this roadmap to support mainstreaming of gender in REDD+ processes in Uganda.