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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

  • Women, girls and disasters: a review for DFID

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    Thursday 1 August 2013
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    This review sets out evidence of the impact that disasters have on women, adolescent girls and girls.

    It identifies initiatives and investments that have been developed to address or mitigate these. The report identifies a number of gaps in response and makes recommendations for addressing them.

  • Adaptation actions in Africa: evidence that gender matters

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    Wednesday 1 January 2014
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    This paper presents the initial data analyses of the CCAFS gender survey implemented in four sites in Africa. Using descriptive statistics, it shows gender differences in terms of perceptions of climate change, awareness and adoption of climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices, and types and sources of agro-climatic information in the four sites. The study finds that both men and women are experiencing changes in long-run weather patterns and that they are changing their behaviours in response; albeit relatively minor shifts in existing agricultural practices.

  • Promoting productive gendered spaces for adapting to climatic stress: Two case studies from rural Bangladesh

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    Monday 1 December 2014
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    This policy brief highlights how sensitivity to access to specific assets and constraints experienced by women (in particular local contexts) can help realise their potential of becoming important actors in adapting local food production to climatic stress.

  • Gender policy and action

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    Wednesday 4 March 2015
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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.

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

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    Wednesday 1 January 2014
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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.

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

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    Sunday 1 January 2012
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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.

  • Climate justice and women’s rights: a guide to supporting grassroots women’s action

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    Thursday 1 January 2015
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    This guide aims to increase timely and appropriate funding for worldwide climate action initiatives led by women and their communities.

  • Les Relations de Genre à Propos du Sel au Gandiole Une Histoire d’exploitantes exploitées

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    Sunday 1 January 2012
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    Dans le delta du fleuve Sénégal, la Communauté rurale de Ndiébène Gandiole se caractérise par la présence de mares sur lesquelles l’exploitation du sel représente une grande importance économique, sociale et culturelle. Cette exploitation s’est féminisée, bien que le contrôle de l’accès aux salines naturelles (spécifiquement de la mare de Ndianiw) et la définition des règles d’exploitation et de redistribution relèvent de la compétence exclusive d’une notabilité sociale et foncière connue sous le nom de Jaraaf.

  • Gendered dimensions of land and rural livelihoods: the case of new settler farmer displacement at Nuanetsi Ranch, Mwenezi District, Zimbabwe

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    Monday 1 October 2012
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    The biofuel boom has become a core issue in Zimbabwean land and development debates. Biofuels require large tracts of land for production; and the land acquisition programmes by the various state, non-state actors and individuals have been termed ‘land grabbing’. The increasing global demand for biofuels has different gender specific socio-economic and environmental effects in Zimbabwe. Males and females in the biofuel producing zone may face a differential risk matrix, comprising different issues.

  • Tracking climate change funding: learning from gender-responsive budgeting

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    Friday 1 August 2014
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    This paper looks at what budgeting for climate change initiatives can learn from gender-responsive budgeting (GRB).

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