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Towards a gender-responsive implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Thursday, November 15, 2018

This research paper explores the gender dimensions of biodiversity conservation and the global norms on gender equality and natural resource management within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The paper further identifies the main entry points for strengthening gender considerations in decisions of the Parties to the CBD and in the implementation of the Convention, as well as in the future work of Parties and other stakeholders.

Report and recommendations of the Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”

Friday, July 6, 2018

This publication summarizes the discussions of the Expert Group Meeting, held on 5–6 June 2018 in Nairobi, and highlights a set of actionable recommendations to support the accelerated gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Women, UN Environment, and UN-Habitat prepared the report and recommendations as a contribution to the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Towards a gender-responsive implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

More than one third of the Earth’s land is currently degraded, affecting 2.6 billion people. Land degradation impacts men and women differently, making it imperative to address the persistent gender inequalities that fuel women’s extreme poverty. This paper analyses land degradation with a gender perspective and concludes with recommendations for the gender-responsive implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification.

The Full View: Ensuring a comprehensive approach to achieve the goal of gender balance in the UNFCCC process

Friday, November 11, 2016

This research report, the second edition to ‘The Full View: Advancing the goal of gender balance in multilateral and intergovernmental processes’ (2013), examines developments in women’s participation in decision-making processes and expands on the lessons learned from the first report. It includes a set of recommendations for Parties, observers and the secretariat to the UNFCCC on ways to advance the goal of gender balance to promote women’s voice and agency.

Enabling Women’s Contributions to the Indian Ocean Rim Economies

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

This report identifies some of the key trends and critical issues for the Indian Ocean Rim Association Member States to address in support of women’s substantive gender equality and economic advancement. It provides an overview of existing data on key aspects of women’s economic empowerment in Indian Ocean Rim countries using publicly available and comparable data.

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

Friday, September 11, 2015

This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes.

Compacts for equality: Towards a sustainable future

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The document discusses the two major challenges to development in Latin America and the Caribbean today: to achieve greater equality and to make development sustainable for future generations.

Guide on gender mainstreaming: Energy and climate change projects

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The guide aims at helping the staff of United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s Energy and Climate Change Branch (ECC) to apply a gender perspective into their work and, more specifically, to mainstream gender throughout the project cycle. The guide can also be useful for national and local counterparts, agencies, international and private-sector partners, and individual experts who work closely with the ECC branch on issues of interest.

Powerful synergies: Gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

Monday, July 1, 2013

This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization.

From Transition to Transformation: sustainable and inclusive development in Europe and Central Asia

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This report, supported by 13 UN agencies, calls for a transformation to integrated policy making, where social equity, economic growth and environmental protection are approached together. It is a contribution of governments, experts, researchers and development practitioners ahead of the ‘Rio+20' UN Conference on Sustainable Development.

Gender and climate change research in agriculture and food security for rural development

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The guide provides an understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate-smart agriculture; describes participatory methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change and offers guidance on different ways of reporting research so that it may be analysed correctly. It ensures that information on gender and climate change is collected, which allows for better formulation of gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.

Leading resilient development: Grassroots women’s priorities, practices and innovations

Saturday, January 1, 2011

This publication presents a set of grass-roots women’s development innovations that build community resilience. The women’s groups and collectives described in this publication are grass-roots women’s groups, whose survival and everyday lives are directly affected by natural hazards and climate change.

Gender, climate change and community-based adaptation

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation Guidebook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the United Nations Development Programme/ Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF) Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the world. The guidebook will be useful for any community-based practitioners who wish to review successful cases of gender mainstreaming in community-based adaptation projects.

State of the world population 2009: Facing a changing world: Women, population and climate

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The report argues that reproductive health care, including family planning, and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts. Women, especially impoverished women in developing countries, bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of climate change, the report concludes.

Resource guide on gender and climate change

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Poor women's limited access to resources, restricted rights, limited mobility and muted voices in shaping decisions make them highly vulnerable to climate change. This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change.

Making disaster risk reduction gender-sensitive: Policy and practical guidelines

Thursday, January 1, 2009

This publication is the result of extensive consultations and a response to the call for clear policy and practical guidance for mainstreaming gender perspectives into disaster risk reduction. It offers much-needed policy and practical guidelines for national and local governments to further implement the Hyogo Framework for Action.

State of the world population 2007: Unleashing the potential of urban growth

Monday, January 1, 2007

By 2030, towns and cities will be home to almost 5 billion people. The urban population of Africa and Asia will double in less than a generation. This unprecedented shift could enhance development and promote sustainability – or it could deepen poverty and accelerate environmental degradation. Women's empowerment and well-being are the pillars of sustainable cities.

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