Climate Change

Gender and Resilience

This paper reviews different approaches to incorporating gender equality objectives into resilience projects and to monitoring gender equality outcomes. It uses a sample of project proposals from DFID’s Building Resilience to Climate Extremes and Disasters programme (BRACED) and makes suggestions on ways to promote effective and consistent practice across the full range of projects.

Making Climate Finance Work for Women: Overview of the integration of gender equality in aid to climate change

This brief is a contribution to the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). It provides an overview of how well members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) are integrating gender equality into their bilateral aid to climate change.


Achieving Dryland Women's Empowerment: Environment Resilience and Social Transformation Imperatives

This study was commissioned by the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPCNairobi) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in order to explore issues of dryland women’s resilience.

Gender and Drylands Governance: Empowering Women for Change

This study investigates women’s participation and opportunities for empowerment within this context of complex dryland governance. The research was commissioned by the UNDP Global Policy Centre on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GPC-Nairobi) and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), in order to explore issues of dryland women’s governance.

From Innovative Mandate to Meaningful Implementation: Ensuring Gender- Responsive Green Climate Fund (GCF) Projects and Programs

This paper, produced as a background document for an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) organized by UN-Women, UN DESA and the UNFCCC Secretariat in mid-October 2015, analyses the GCF’s potential, as well as challenges and obstacles to fulfilling this role and how they could be overcome. 

Women and Climate Change: Impact and Agency in Human Rights, Security, and Economic Development

The report frames climate change as a universal human rights imperative, a global security threat, and a pervasive economic strain. Cataloguing the effects of climate change, the study examines the gendered dimensions of sea level rising and flooding; deforestation and ocean acidification; water scarcity; energy production and energy poverty; and climate-related displacement and migration.

Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture: Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook

This module provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that

Supporting Women Farmers in a Changing Climate: Five Policy Lessons

Every day, rural women around the world play a critical role in our global food system, particularly women in least developed countries. Climate change demands new approaches to agriculture: farmers’ practices will need to change in order to adapt to and mitigate changing conditions. Gender is central to this change: policies, institutions and services to help farmers deal with climate change will need to produce results for women farmers as well as men.

Cultivating Equality: Delivering Just and Sustainable Food Systems in a Changing Climate.

The research shows how inequality determines diets around the world and shapes the ability of farmers to adapt to climate change. Solutions that only focus on food production are not enough. Smallholder farmers—and especially women—deserve a new strategy to support their agricultural efforts in the face of climate change.