Climate Change

Implementation of Gender-Responsive Climate Action in the Context of Sustainable Development

This is the report of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by UN Women, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat (UN DESA), and the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC secretariat) from 14 – 16 October 2015, in Bonn, Germany.

A Gender Approach to Understanding the Differentiated Impact of Barriers to Adaptation: Responses to Climate Change in Rural Ethiopia

Abstract: While adaptation has received a fair amount of attention in the climate change debate, barriers to adaptation are the focus of a more specific, recent discussion. In this discussion, such barriers are generally treated as having a uniform, negative impact on all actors. However, we argue that the precise nature and impact of such barriers on different actors has so far been largely overlooked.

Gender Integration into Climate-smart Agriculture: Tools for Data Collection and Analysis for Policy Research

This paper summarizes methods to analyze gender-differentiated impacts of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and aims to enhance the understanding of gender-related determinants of outcomes and facilitate the development of effective interventions that improve gender equality.

Empowering Women for Sustainable Energy Solutions to Address Climate Change

The objective of this paper is to identify effective ways to integrate and mainstream gender equality into climate, energy and environment–related policies and programmes, learning from experiences on the ground in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region; and then propose ideas for further work and research. Throughout, women are viewed not only as victims of
climate change but as active agents for sustainable development. 

Gender Dynamics in a Changing Climate: How Gender and Adaptive Capacity Affect Resilience

This learning brief synthesises lessons drawn from CARE’s Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP), which has been supporting vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to the impacts of climate change since 2010. It is based on evidence and practical experience in implementing community based adaptation (CBA), about gender dynamics and the ways in which CBA can increase adaptive capacity and promote gender equality.

Roots for the Future: The Landscape and Way Forward on Gender and Climate Change.

Created for policymakers, programmers, and practitioners at all levels, Roots for the Future is a compilation of the latest information and evidence on gender and climate themes, as well as strategies for ensuring climate change decision-making, policies, and programmes are gender-responsive. Case studies are woven throughout the text, supporting readers to find targeted recommendations to advance the efficacy of their own work.