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BRIDGE

BRIDGE is a specialised gender and development research and information service based in the Gender and Sexuality Cluster at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), in the UK. As part of a global network of individuals and organisations working to advance gender equality, women’s rights, dignity and empowerment in development, we advocate for the crucial importance of a gender perspective in efforts to reduce poverty and promote social justice. BRIDGE is committed to making multilingual gender knowledge accessible outside the research community and to building bridges and dialogue between researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

BRIDGE

  • Pacific Gender and Climate Change toolkit: Tools for practitioners

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    This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects.

    It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organisations, regional and international organisations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes.

  • In Search of Climate Justice: Refuting Dubious Linkages, Affirming Rights

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    This publication argues that there are dangers of undue emphasis on population reduction to address climate change; it jeopardises decades of work to advance multifaceted, rights respecting, environmentally sound and equitable development models.

    Specific problems identified include:

  • Building resilience to environmental change by transforming gender relations

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    This briefing is based on a workshop which brought together researchers and practitioners to discuss why gender relations are still largely absent from debates on climate change and disasters, what misconceptions may exist, and to define the broad lines of a forward-looking action research agenda.

  • Sustainable economy and green growth: who cares?

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    This publication came out of a 2013 workshop organised by the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) partners LIFE and GENANET, together with the German Ministry of Environment, in Berlin. The aim of the workshop was to discuss how women’s unpaid work and care economy can be incorporated into sustainable development to achieve gender justice. Scholars and activists from around the world discussed the growing concern about the emergent terminology of “green economy” in development agendas that ignore its social and environment dimensions.

  • The art of implementation: gender strategies transforming national and regional climate change decision making

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    This publication shares IUCN’s experiences in developing gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. It outlines the steps and elements of creating a ccGAP (climate change gender action plans) or REDD+ roadmap then goes on to explore some of the principles behind the strategies and what has worked best.

  • A Fair Climate: Gender Equity in Forestry and REDD+ Discussion Guide

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    This discussion guide aims to help trainers and grassroots facilitators learn more about the gender aspect of social equity in terms of forest-based climate change initiatives, including REDD+.

    The questions in the guide are designed to help facilitate discussions concerning forest management practices and forest governance in the local and institutional contexts. The document accompanies a training video which emphasises the importance of gender equity in all levels of decision-making, process design and practice for forest-based climate change mitigation.

  • Gender policy and action

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    This document was provided as background to the Green Climate Fund Meeting of the Board, 24-26 March 2015 in Songdo, Republic of Korea.

    The document covers linkages with other documents, lessons learned from other climate funds, gender policy and next steps.