Adapting to climate change is about reducing vulnerability to current and projected climate risk while vulnerability to climate change is determined in large part by people’s adaptive capacity. Climate hazards do not affect all people within a community or even the same household equally because some people have greater capacity than others to manage the crisis.
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.
by Nisha Onta, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (WOCAN)
The IUCN Global Gender Office has developed new Environment and Gender Index (EGI) datasets in preparation of UNFCCC COP21.
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.
A policy analysis by the Heinrich Boell Foundation North America, Of Promise, Progress, Perils & Prioritization: Gender in the Green Climate Fund looks at some of the specific decisions taken at the 7th GCF Board meeting in Songdo in May 2014 to address those questions and provides recommendations for strengthening the full operationalization of a GCF-wide gender-sensitive approach.
This is a collaborative research initiative of the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA),and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA), with support of the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The publication discusses the demand for more comprehensive methods to incorporate gender equality in Climate Mitigation Projects and provides case studies from Nepal, Mali and Colombia.
Climate change is not gender-neutral. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has highlighted the variations in the extent to which people are affected by climate change, and are able to adapt, depending on a number of factors, including gender. In most countries there are differences in the economic activities, access to resources and decision-making power of men and women. These gender differences affect the ways people are impacted by, and respond to, climate change.
WOCAN launched the Women’s Carbon Standard (WCS) on April 24th, 2013 in FCCT, Bangkok, Thailand. Jeannette Gurung, Executive Director of WOCAN and Marion Verles, Executive Director of Nexus-Carbon for Development presented the WCS and highlighted opportunities the WCS provides to improve the lives of women while responding to climate change.
If you missed the live streaming of the launch, here are the complete videos of the event: