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Women commonly face higher risks and greater burdens from the impacts of climate change in situations of poverty, and their needs must therefore be addressed to ensure efficient and equitable climate mitigation and adaptation. Including women in climate decision-making allows for more efficient planning as women are best equipped to understand the impact they are experiencing themselves. As technology is not gender neutral, working with climate technologies requires that consideration be taken to ensure that women are included in decision-making processes, use of technologies, and benefit from the outcomes of technologies. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Gender

  • Econoler

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    Econoler is a private sector consulting firm established in 1981 with the mission to provide quality energy efficiency and renewable energy professional services while respecting sustainable development principles. Econoler is specialized in energy efficiency and has more than 30 years of experience in this specific field of expertise.

  • mfarmPay: Driving Climate Financing to Rural Smallholder African Farmers

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    Tuesday 8 January 2019

    Smallholder farmers and lenders with smallholder lending portfolios ( which according to CGAP currently account for about USD 50 billion globally) are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. mfarmPay, a novel parametric lending solution driving financing to African farmers, offers innovative data-driven solution to reducing climate risk in lending portfolios and incentivising the adoption of climate-smart farming approaches by smallholder food producers.

  • Alterra, Stichting DLO

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    Alterra is part of Stichting DLO. It is a private sector, research and academic not for profit institution. Alterra offers a combination of practical, innovative and interdisciplinary scientific research across many disciplines related to the green world around us and the sustainable use of our living environment. Aspects of our environment that Alterra focuses on include soil, water, the atmosphere, the landscape and biodiversity ‒ on a global scale as well as regionally. 

  • Biofuels for Sustainable Rural Development and Empowerment of Women, Case Studies from Africa and Asia

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    Thursday 1 January 2009
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    Poor communities in developing countries mainly depend on traditional biomass such as charcoal, wood and dung as other energy systems are often not accessible to them. Energy scarcity affects mainly women as they are the ones responsible for biomass collection. These time-consuming tasks often prevent women from seeking education and from engaging in income generating activities that are essential for overcoming poverty.

  • Gender and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas of Nepal

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    Monday 1 September 2008
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    The link between gender issues and climate change is an emerging topic for research and policymaking in Nepal, and documentation so far is quite limited. Climate change is affecting the soil's moisture and the availability of water, which is likely to have a negative impact on food production and increase food insecurity, particularly in poor and marginalised households. Longer periods of drought will also deplete natural resources in terms of quantity and quality.

  • Gender, Water and Development

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    Friday 1 July 2005
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    There is a renewed global commitment to 'water for all'. Yet even though women are usually responsible for domestic water provision, their needs and voices continue to be marginalised in the development process. A close analysis of current policy and practice shows that organisations providing improved water supplies to poor communities typically neglect the gendered nature of access to and control over water resources. The resulting gender bias causes injustices and inefficiencies in water provision and reduces the effectiveness of well-meant efforts.

  • BRIDGE Bibliography 7: Bibliography on Women in Nepal

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    Saturday 1 March 1997
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    Developed as background information for a gender country profile of Nepal, published and unpublished references are included in this bibliography (some annotated), which focuses on education, environment and natural resource management, energy, decentralisation, and legal status.

  • The Women and Gender Constituency

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    The Women and Gender Constituency (WGC) is one of the nine stakeholder groups of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Established in 2009, the WGC now consists of 27 women’s and environmental civil society organizations, who are working to ensure that women’s voices are heard and their rights prioritized in the fight against climate change.

  • Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

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    The Marine Institute is comprehensive center for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries.

  • Millennium Development Goals, National Reports: A Look Through a Gender Lens

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    Thursday 1 May 2003
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    A scan of 13 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) country reports shows that gender equality concerns are inadequately mainstreamed. They are confined to Goal 3 (gender equality), Goal 5 (maternal mortality) and Goal 6 (HIV/AIDS). In turn, the rights-based language often used under Goal 3 is lost under other goals where women feature in their traditional roles as mothers and as victims. This is further confirmed by their absence under Goal 7 (environment) and Goal 8 (development cooperation).

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