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There are innovative greenhouse gas reduction approaches available for the health and social services sector today that could already be applied to buildings, facilities, food services, work practices and vehicle fleets. The CTCN works with various stakeholders to find the right climate technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of operations while adapting to the effects of climate change on human health. Adaptation techniques such as education of health personnel, malaria protection and prevention and health risk monitoring can increase the resilience of communities to the potential impacts of climate change. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.  

Human health

  • Environment and Development Action in the Third World

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    Enda Third World (Enda Tiers Monde) is an international organisation with diplomatic status based in Dakar, Senegal, Africa. It comprises a group of teams and programmes working in synergy, and describes itself as a network of decentralized nodes worldwide.

  • Hospital Zrenjamin

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    Public hospital 

  • DNV GL

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    Consortium Partner
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    Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. Operating in more than 100 countries, DNV GL’s 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping the maritime, oil & gas, energy and other industries to make the world safer, smarter and greener.

  • Mbolo Association

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    Mbolo is a word in Wolof that means 'come together'

    Areas of activity:

    • Education
    • Health
    • Community Development
  • 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.

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