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This publication is a guidebook for designing and implementing gender-sensitive Community-based adaptation programmes and projects. It seeks to ensure that forthcoming CBA projects contribute to the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment by integrating a gendered perspective into CBA programming and project design.
The discussion centred around five issues: 1) importance of demystifying climate change processes; 2)how could the farmers influence effectively the public service agencies to provide timely services including appropriate technologies; 3)how to address the slackness among the donors as well as the service providers to make the women farmers' need a priority; 4) how to enhance the role of civil society organizations to work with a wider scope to educate the women farmers to adapt to the changing climatic conditions for food production and consumption; and 5) Lastly, what roles must be played...
In developing countries like Nepal, due to migration of men, rural women are often left alone to take care not only of the usual household chores but also to deal with market, technology and public services besides the normal agricultural production part. Further to the socio-economic problems encountered by these women, climate change applies further strain on their food security which is quite alarming.
This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It makes the case for why it is necessary to include women’s voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy and programming, and demonstrates how women’s contributions can strengthen the effectiveness of climate change measures.
Global debates identify the need to mainstream gender into climate change analysis, in relation to risk analysis, perceptions of vulnerability, experiences and coping mechanisms. The justification for this is that gender often dictates who gains and who loses in environmental disasters. Climate change is impacting populations and ecosystems around the world, but people with the fewest resources are most susceptible - particularly women, the majority of the world's poor.
The new resource kit developed by WEDO (Women’s Environment & Development Organization) and UNFPA (The United Nations Population Fund) is focusing again on the topic of women and climate change. The Climate Change Toolkit features a series of articles including an overview about women and climate change, policy that supports gender equality, and financing that makes a difference, among others.
Women form a disproportionately large share of the poor in countries all over the world. Women in rural areas in developing countries are highly dependent on local natural resources for their livelihood, because of their responsibility to secure water, food and energy for cooking and heating. The effects of climate change, including drought, uncertain rainfall and deforestation, make it harder to secure these resources. By comparison with men in poor countries, women face historical disadvantages, which include limited access to decision-making and economic assets that compound the challenges...
The PRGA Program has launched a new initiative focused on mitigation efforts to adapt breeding techniques to the effects of climate change.
Developing countries will be hit the hardest by climate change, particularly countries which depend largely on rain-fed agriculture. Climate change affects changes in plant growth and in production by promoting the spread of pest and diseases, increased exposure to heat stress, changes in rainfall patterns, greater leaching of nutrients from the soil during intense rains, greater erosion due to stronger winds and more wildfires in drier regions.
Climate change has emerged as the most serious issue to affect the world. However, its disproportionate impact can be most felt in already marginalised sectors. One of them is agriculture. This is the case even though small scale farmers have contributed comparatively little to the greenhouse gases that choke the Earth’s atmosphere.