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Gender

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

  • LTS International

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    Organisation
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    Network Member

    LTS is an international company with more than 40 years of experience that provides professional consultancy and project management services to support sustainable development in the public and private sectors across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas, principally across developing nations. LTS delivers a range of services within climate change such as: climate risk and vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, climate mainstreaming, climate screening, MRV systems development, monitoring adaptation, communications, information platform and capacity development.

  • Gender and Waste Management

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    Publication
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    Monday 18 September 2017
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    Why gender perspectives need to be incorporated into waste management:

    1. Waste is not necessarily a gender neutral concept

    2. Women may have different needs and preferences on waste management service

    3. Women’s gender responsibility for community cleanliness is often uncompensated, and when these voluntary activities become paid, women are often left out

    4. Formalising waste activities can also force women out

    5. Gender aspects are left out in the selection of the technology 

    6. Women are exposed to specific health risks in various ways

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