Gender, climate and security: Sustaining inclusive peace on the frontlines of climate change

Climate change is a defining threat to peace and security in the 21st century—its impacts are felt by everyone, but not equally. Gender norms and power dynamics shape how women and men of different backgrounds experience or contribute to insecurity in a changing climate.

Grounded in a series of case studies from research and programming experience, this report offers a comprehensive framework for understanding how gender, climate, and security are inextricably linked. The report assesses entry points for integrated action across existing global agendas and suggests concrete recommendations for how policymakers, development practitioners and donors can advance three inter-related goals: peace and security, climate action and gender equality.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Arab States/North Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; Chad; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Indonesia; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Sierra Leone; Sudan

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Climate change; Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Human rights; Peace and security; Peacebuilding; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Resource type: Case studies; Issue papers; Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2020

Number of pages: 49

Publishing entities: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)