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Technologies are not gender neutral, and tackling climate change demands that everyone's experience and skills are utilized. Therefore climate technology action needs to ensure that women and men are both engaged in decision-making processes, development and use of technologies, and benefit from their outcomes. Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change, and their needs must be addressed to ensure effective and equitable climate change actions. Women also bring new perspectives and innovations in identifying and implementing solutions. Below you will find  gender-related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring the topic of gender and climate change solutions further.  

Gender

  • Senegal: Role of Women in a Model of Community Management of Fish Resources and Marine Environments, Cayar

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    Friday 1 December 2006
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    In most cases, women are not involved in the planning, development or management of marine and coastal resources. Integrating women's and men's usage of these resources into the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) increases the chance of both women and men participating in and benefiting from the MPA. This case study highlights the attempt to fully involve women in fisheries and coastal resource management in Cayar, Senegal - at the onset, women and men in the community were both involved in the participatory process of establishing the MPA.

  • Naireeta Services Pvt. Ltd.

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    Naireeta Services is a social enterprise which established in 2011 in Ahmedabad, western part of Gujarat State of India provides innovative two-fold solution can increase India's annual agri-income by empowering poor women engaged in agriculture. 

  • Choice, not control: Why limiting the fertility of poor populations will not solve the climate crisis

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    Monday 1 September 2014
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    This discussion paper argues that strengthening women’s and girls’ reproductive rights is vital for equitable development and must be a priority, regardless of a country’s population growth and carbon footprint.

  • Gender in Water and Sanitation

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    Monday 1 November 2010
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    This working paper draws attention to approaches for redressing gender inequality in the water and sanitation sector and the importance of taking a gendered approach. Throughout, there are clearly signposted examples of good practice which illustrate where and how a principle described in the text has been applied – such as the presence of specific gender objectives in Uganda national policy documents.

  • Powerful synergies: gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

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    Saturday 1 September 2012
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    This collection of contributions by gender and sustainable development experts explores the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanisation. The articles provide evidence on how women’s equal access and control over resources not only improves livelihoods, but also helps ensure the sustainability of the environment.

  • Food and nutrition security, health and gender equality: partnerships for climate-resilient sustainable development

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    Friday 1 June 2012
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    This policy brief provides key recommendations with a view to RIO+20 and the post 2015 MDG agenda. It argues that food and nutrition security, climate change, health, gender equality and environmental degradation are closely interlinked, requiring integrated strategies. Increasing women's engagement, empowerment and leadership can help counter these challenges. There are five key messages presented: - A gender-responsive and human rights approach is required to ensure health and food and nutrition security.

  • Women and Children’s Health: PMNCH Knowledge Summary 18 on nutrition

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    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    Gender inequality is linked to higher rates of child mortality and malnutrition. Women often have less education, lower economic status, and limited decision-making at household and community levels, all of which contributes to poorer nutrition. Women’s status often determines maternal and child feeding practices as well as how food is consumed and distributed within the household.

  • BRIDGE Occasional paper: Gender and Climate Change: Mapping the Linkages - A Scoping Study on Knowledge and Gaps

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    Sunday 1 June 2008
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    The issue of climate change is not new, but its take-up as a key development concern is a fairly recent departure. Even more recent is the integration of a gender-sensitive perspective in climate change research and responses. This report, prepared for the UK Department for International Development (DFID), seeks to make the most of the available resources, drawing out useful insights to inform and strengthen future research on and interventions into gender and climate change.

  • Biopolitics, climate change and water security: impact, vulnerability and adaptation issues for women

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    Monday 1 January 2007
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    This article examines how climate change will impact on water security, from both the supply and the demand side, and considers how the African continent is especially vulnerable to adverse impacts.In particular it explores:?What needs to be done at community levels to enable women to articulate their needs and priorities with regards to water management?Why it is important for women to be involved in the protection and management of water, and?How women are adapting to change at the local level and the implications this has for local, national and international water policies.While increme

  • Gender, Class and Access to Water: Three Cases in a Poor and Crowded Delta

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    Sunday 1 January 2006
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    Water plays a pivotal role in economic activity and in human well-being. It is essential to food production and in domestic use (drinking, washing, and cooking). Yet the social relations which determine access to, and use of, water are poorly understood. Conflict over water may have far-reaching consequences on social change. This article introduces a framework for analysing different factors in accessing water and applies it to three related issues in Bangladesh. First, extraction of groundwater for irrigation has made many drinking-water hand pumps run dry.

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