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We, 200 women and men, leaders of national, regional and international farmers’ organizations, civil society groups and social movements, and key academic and research institutions, from four continents of the world –Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe-, as well as representatives from national governments and inter-governmental organizations, have gathered in Bilbao, Spain, for the Family Farming World Conference with the theme “Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth.” is an online forum which is designed to provide access to resources, tools and information which can help practitioners and other stakeholders mainstream gender into agricultural development. is dedicated to raising gender awareness and improving gender mainstreaming to promote improved gender equality and gender equity in development.
Why Women's Perspectives Matter: This resource draws the links between gender and climate change and lays out why women need to be at the center of the climate change debate and policymaking. A must-read for activists, academics and policymakers.
Author: United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (2008). It is a well-known prediction that women in the developing world will suffer the most from the effects of climate change. What needs equal emphasis is the fact that women also represent an immense source of potential and power to combat the increased disaster risks that climate change will bring. This publication seeks to highlight initiatives that have successfully used disaster risk reduction as a tool to adapt to climate change and reduce risk and vulnerabilities in various parts of the world.
This paper, prepared for the UK Department for International Development’s (DFID) Equity and Rights Team, seeks to make the most of the available resources, pulling from them useful insights that could inform and strengthen future research on and interventions into gender and climate change. AWID's review of the report (by Rochelle Jones) can be found at:
A gender-sensitive perspective on the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), also known as the Rio Conventions.
Women must understand and engage in mainstream issues. And gender must be taken up as part and parcel of these mainstream issues. Women must understand these mainstream issues and how they are affected by it as well as how they can become part of the solution. It is in this spirit that the Third World Congress of Women in Politics and Governance was organized this year, focusing on gender and climate change.
During the International Colloquium on Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Development, Peace and Security, a two-day session on the gender dimensions of climate change, environmental protection, and sustainable development was organized. The purpose of the session was to strengthen women’s participation in sustainable development and climate change; to make leaders aware of women’s roles in natural resource management and the linkage between gender and climate change; and to highlight the various sources of financing that could enhance women’s leadership.
This report is written by Sara J. Scherr and Sajal Sthapit, edited by Lisa Mastny, and jointly published by Ecoagriculture Partners and the Worldwatch Institute. The report explains how capturing carbon in the land through agricultural and land use practices can reduce the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, using these five major strategies: i) Enriching soil carbon, ii) Farming with perennials, iii) Climate-friendly livestock production, iv) Protecting natural habitat and v) Restoring degraded watersheds and rangelands.
Written by Liane Schalatek, Associate Director, Heinrich Böll Foundation North America, May 2009. Climate change is real, it is happening already, and its impacts on people are not gender-neutral. It is affecting men and women all over the world differently, especially in the world’s poorest countries and amongst the most vulnerable people and communities.As women and men have different adaptive and mitigative capabilities, the financing instruments and mechanisms committed to climate change activities in mitigation and adaption need to take these gender-differentiated impacts into account in...