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Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change
Type: Handbook / Guide
Geographical coverage: International
Implementing Entity: IUCN, UNDP, GGCA
Language: English
Cost: unspecified
Link: http://data.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/2009-012.pdf
In recent years, the main decision makers involved in climate change initiatives, programmes and policy development, have acknowledged that they don’t know enough about the links between gender equality and climate change. One of the primary challenges faced by an institution or government in addressing gender equality is isolation from other similar efforts and lack of experience. For example, in a 2006 UN survey of environmental ministries, governments cited lack of capacity and understanding on the topic of gender and environment, and specifically on gender and climate change, as a reason for not incorporating gender into their work. Among development and environmental institutions, and in the climate change arena in general, there is a need to develop a common understanding of the linkages between gender and climate change, using a language that policy makers and climate scientists can understand.