Gender and Climate Change Guidelines & Tools

Parties requested the secretariat to prepare a technical paper on guidelines or other tools for integrating gender considerations into climate change related activities under the Convention (decision 18/CP.20). The technical paper provides an overview of existing methodologies and tools that are available to assist Parties and others to incorporate gender considerations when formulating and implementing strategies for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

The resources identified during the desk review for the technical paper are listed below. Resources marked with an asterisk (*) are the documents referred to in the technical paper as the "selected tools and guidelines".

This resource page may be updated to include additional relevant resources that are identified by, or provided to the secretariat after publication of the technical paper. If you would like to provide information to the secretariat on relevant resources, please contact us at: Gender Team 





Academy for Educational Development for the Office of Women in Development, Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support and Research, US Agency for International Development

Gender, Information Technology, and Developing Countries: An Analytic study (Executive Summary) This document summarizes an analytic study of the link between gender and IT. It states that while IT use in general by men and women in developing countries is low, it is even lower among women due to factors such as literacy and education, accessibility and capacity. It argues the use of IT is important for women, for example in agriculture to improve their productivity and enabling conditions should be created.
Asian Development Bank 2012 Gender Toolkit: Energy - Going Beyond the Meter Specifically designed to support staff of the Asian Development Bank in developing gender responsive projects in the energy sector the toolkit provides theoretical framework on the connection of gender with climate change, energy and sustainable development as well as checklists to integrating gender and designing targets and indicators in energy programming.
Asian Development Bank 2014 (L.Adams, N. Harms, L. Sorkin and E. Zusman) Effective, Efficient, Equitable : Making Climate Finance work for Women This policy brief argues that the so long neglected empowerment of women is gaining increasing recognition in the climate change dialogue in particular the need for equitable climate finance.
Asian Development Bank 2016 (Nordic Development Fund) *Training Manual to Support Country-Driven Gender and Climate Change Manual based on a series of workshops held in Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam and models the Asian Development Bank's operational approach of integrated country-driven climate responses in enabling gender-responsive climate action
Austrian Development Cooperation 2009 *Making Budgets Gender-Sensitive: A Checklist for Programme-Based Aid Assists programme managers and thematic advisors in donor agencies to advance gender equality and women's empowerment within the framework of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness. In addition, the checklist is also meant to help asking crucial questions regarding gaps and opportunities for gender mainstreaming in the new aid modalities with a special emphasis on gender responsive budgeting.
Bridge 2008 (A. Brody, J. Demetriades, E. Esplen, Institute of Development Studies) Gender and Climate Change: mapping the linkages - A scoping study on knowledge and gaps Discusses key concepts of gender and its linkages to climate change adaptation and mitigation. It explores linkages in specific areas such as water, disaster, conflict and gender issues in wages and labor caused by climate change.
Bridge 2008 (A. Brody, J. Demetriades, E. Esplen, Institute of Development Studies) BRIDGE occasional paper: Gender and Climate Change: mapping the linkages - A scoping study on knowledge and gaps Drawing on existing and publicly available document, this document attempts to establish the link between gender and climate change.
Canadian International Development Agency (Asia branch) 2000 (M. Innes (ed.), in support H. Thomas, G. Turner, M. Powell, L. Rogers, J. Burn and A. Abrahams (eds.)) Accelerating Change - Resources for Gender Mainstreaming Not specifically related to climate change, however, this tool provides a conceptual and methodological framework for mainstreaming gender in to policy and program for sustainable development.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2012 *Training Guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Development. The Training Guide provides a clear 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 findings so that they can be properly analysed. Using the guide will ensure that critical information on gender and climate change is collected, allowing researchers and development workers to formulate appropriate gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014 (P. Kristjanson) Gender Sensitive Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices, online learning event  Covers improving communication and better targeting of women to create access to and control over resources including information. It also highlights the need to improve research methods and developing better tools. 
Center for International Forestry Research, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (A.M. Larson, T. Dokken, A.E. Duchelle) Can Safeguards Guarantee Gender Equity? REDD+ Safeguards, Brief 4 Lessons learned on why improving women's participation alone is insufficient to protect women's interests and needs.
Center for International Forestry Research 2012 (S. Shackletona,F. Paumgarten, H. Kassa, M. Husselman, M. Zida, H. Purnomo, R.H. Irawati, A.U. Fauzan and Melati) Forests - Gender and value chains Aims to provide better understanding of the position of women in value chains and their preferences as a step towards devising strategies to empower specific groups of women, in specific value chains in specific contexts.
Climate Investment Funds 2014  CIF Gender Action Plan  This document outlines the gender goals and mainstreaming plans that CIF envisions to implement in 2015 and 2016. It provides a list of outputs and outcomes as well as a results framework.
Dankelman (ed.) 2010 Gender and Climate Change: An Introduction It provides a theoretical framework that tries to make a case for the recognition of the differentiated vulnerabilities as of women and men to climate change as well as the different roles they play as drivers of change in climate change adaptation and mitigation based of field experience and research.
ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy and Women's Environment & Development Organization (G. Karlsson, C. Owren, A. Rojas, R. Harris) Recommendations for Climate Negotiators on Energy Technologies and Gender Equity Contained in this two page document are facts related to gender and climate change as well as recommended focus areas for advocacy.
ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (G. Karlsson, A. Rojas) The Benefits of Gender Balance in Climate Change Mitigation Investment and Sustainable Energy Initiatives Discusses ENERGIA's efforts advocating for women's access to energy as well as entrepreneurial involvement with access to climate financing for clean energy distribution. It provides example of its work at the national level in countries such as Nepal and Kenya.
ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy 2011 (E. Cecelski, S. Dutta and R. Miranda, G. Karlsson, A. Panjwani (eds.)) *Mainstreaming gender in energy projects. A practical handbook  Provides guidance, practical tools and examples for energy projects that show how to undertake gender mainstreaming systematically. 
ENERGIA International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy 2010 *A guide on Gender Mainstreaming in the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP) Discusses major gender concepts and gender issues in biogas programmes in Africa. It provides insight on specific steps to take while mainstreaming gender into the planning and design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation stages of biogas programmes.
European Commission 2011 Toolkit - Gender in EU-funded research This toolkit provides a theoretical framework and methodology to integrating gender in research (making research gender-responsive).
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Does gender make a difference in dealing with climate shifts? - Research results from Andhra Pradesh, India  It presents researched findings from India on how differently men and women are affected by and cope with the impacts of climate change. 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  Gender, Climate and Agriculture - integrating gender in climate change projects (Presentation)  This is a nine-slide presentation which summarizes briefly a training guide discussion, the importance of mainstreaming gender in climate change and gender differences based on evidence from a case study in India. 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, GEWAMED, GWA 2012 *Passport to Mainstreaming Gender in Water Programmes - Key questions for interventions in the agricultural sector This is a tool to aid gender-sensitive surveys or reviews related to water programing and agriculture. It can also be used as checklists as it provides sets of questions and issues to consider under various related issues.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2013 *Mainstreaming Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture - A Stock-taking and Planning Exercise This document provides information on the status of gender mainstreaming into fisheries and aqua-culture both in relation to FAO's work and other discourse around the issue of gender as a cross-cutting theme in policies, programs and challenges to implementation among other actors.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security 2013 Training Guide - Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development The guide provides conceptual framework and tools for gender analysis in the agriculture and food security sectors. It also looks at research approaches that can help ensure a more equitable access to the benefits derived from interventions that enhance resilience in the face of a changing climate.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2013 Forests, food security and gender: linkages, disparities and priorities for action This background paper explores the gender aspects of forestry and agro-forestry systems as well as the role women play in agro-forestry value chains and the positive impact empowering women would have on families and communities.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2013 (F. Guarascio, N. Gunewardena, C. Holding, S. Kaaria and L. Stloukal, in close collaboration with B. Bassnet, C. Colfer, E. Mwangi, B. Powell and S. Shackleton, A. Degrande) *Good Practice Policies to Eliminate Gender Inequalities in Fish Value Chains It is argued in this document that both past assumptions by policy makers that fisheries are male domain and the lack of gender related data, have exacerbated gender inequalities in the field/sector. It explores the importance of gender, gender differentiated impacts of transforming fisheries and discusses good practices in eliminating gender inequalities.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2015 (D. Samee, F. Nosheen, H.N. Khan, I.A. Khowaja, K. Jamali, P.I. Paracha, S. Akhtar, Z. Batool, Z. Khanum) Women in Agriculture in Pakistan The constraints and challenges women farmers face in agriculture in different provinces of Pakistan are presented in this case study including some recommendations to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in areas of agriculture including improving food security.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2016  Gender Integration into Climate-Smart Agriculture
Tools for data collection and analysis for policy and research
This paper was written as background document for "Gender in climate-smart agriculture: module 18 for gender in agriculture sourcebook", which was published in 2015. 
Genanet 2007 (U. Rohr) Gender, climate change and adaptation. Introduction to the gender dimensions - Background Paper prepared for the Both ENDS BRIEFING PAPER "Adaption to climate change: How local experiences can shape the debate" A paper that aims to introduce the importance of gender in the climate change debate, in particular in adaptation to climate change.
GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice 2009 (U. Rohr (ed.), text adaptation: T. Flegel, G. Alber, U. Rohr, C.N. Mungai, F. Davis, M. Hemmati)  *Gender into climate policy - toolkit for climate experts and decision-makers  This tool covers multiple thematic areas of climate change activity exploring issues and providing checklists to responding to gender gaps/mainstreaming gender and policy advocacy. 

Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture 2016 (Sibyl Nelson, Sophia Huyer)

Practice Brief Climate-smart agriculture: A Gender-responsive Approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture Evidence and guidance for practitioners Overview of practice Taking a gender-responsive approach to Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) means that the particular needs, priorities, and realities of men and women are recognized and adequately addressed in the design and application of CSA so that both men and women can equally benefit.
Global Invasive Species Programme 2010 (J. Fish, Y. Chiche, R. Day, N. Efa, A. Witt, R. Fessehaie, K. de G. Johnson, G. Gumisizira, B. Nkandu) Mainstreaming Gender into Prevention and Management of Invasive Species Explores the gender dimensions of the management and prevention of invasive species that threaten ecosystems, habitats and species causing environmental and economic harm. It provides definitions of invasive species as well as gender related terms and concepts including discussions on gender in the context of natural resources management.
Global Environment Facility 2008 Mainstreaming Gender at the GEF Covers the concepts and importance of gender mainstreaming & gender equality and provides information on integrating gender in GEF projects focusing on biodiversity, climate change, land degradation and sustainable land management, international waters, etc.
Global Environment Facility 2014 *Roadmap for Gender Equality Documents progress the GEF has made in mainstreaming gender in project cycles and institutionally, challenges and gaps, as well as the way forward.
Global Environment Facility 2011 GEF Policies on Environmental and Social Safeguards and Gender Mainstreaming Contains in its annex GEF policy on Environmental and Social Safeguards and GEF Gender Mainstreaming Policy, both in their draft forms as presented to the Council for adoption and presents the discussion of the council on the above mentioned draft documents.
Global Environment Facility 2012 Gender Mainstreaming Briefly discusses the concepts of gender mainstreaming and gender equality and actions GEF has taken to mainstream gender in its projects.
Green Climate Fund 2015  Gender Policy and Action Plan  Reflects the commitment of GCF to mainstreaming gender and plans for specific actions. 
Heinrich Boll Stiftung, Women's Environment & Development Organization (Peralta and T. Johnson (ed.)) 2008 Gender and Climate Change Finance: A case study from the Philippines The case study discusses the impacts of climate change on rural communities and rural women in the Philippines as well as on agriculture, forestry and fishery. It provides an overview of Philippines' mitigation and adaptation strategies and explores local and global financing policies and mechanisms including the CDM, GEF, Asia Development Bank. It provides recommendations for a holistic, pro-poor and gender-sensitive financing of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the country.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung, 2009 (L. Schalatek) *Gender and Climate Finance: Double Mainstreaming for Sustainable Development. The paper addresses the issue women and men's different capabilities to mitigate and adapt to climate change from the perspective of financing instruments and mechanisms committed to climate change activities in mitigation and adaption, arguing that these funds need to take gender-differentiated impacts into account in funds design and operationalization as well as concrete project financing, with the author providing a number of recommendations directed to a variety of actors.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung 2010 (A. Babugura, assisted by N.C. Mtshali, M. Mtshali)  Gender and Climate Change: South Africa Case Study  The study aims to bridge the information gap on the link between gender and climate change, particularly in a South African context in order to raise the awareness of policy makers on the need for gender differentiated climate policy. 
Heinrich Boll Stiftung 2014 (L. Schalatek) Of Promise, Progress, Perils & Prioritization: Gender in the Green Climate Fund : An update on efforts to operationalize a fund-wide gender-sensitive approach after the 7th GCF Board Meeting The author makes an analysis/assessment of the mandates and step-by-step progress including gaps in the process of mainstreaming gender in the GCF leading up to its near operationalization, and in light of UNFCCC mandate, GCF Board decisions and other instruments.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung 2014 (L. Schalatek with S. Nakhooda) Gender and Climate Finance This article reviews the extent to which gender has been mainstreamed in the different climate finance mechanisms.
Heinrich Boll Stiftung, International Union for Conservation of Nature 2015 Report on the Workshop on Gender-Responsive Indicators and Performance Measures with Relevance for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and other Climate Funds The workshop report summarizes discussions around lessons learned and challenges faced in terms of integrating gender considerations in the CIF, GEF and Adaptation Fund, with recommendations presented as suggestions to improving existing GCF PMFs focusing on indicators for the finalization of GCF PMFs.
International Budget Partnership 2014 (D. Budlender) *Tracking Climate Change Funding: Learning from Gender-Responsive Budgeting Provides lessons-learned from the experience of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) initiatives — and to a lesser extent child-friendly budgeting initiatives — that might inform initiatives in respect of budgeting for climate change. The author states that the paper does not give firm guidelines on any of the many aspects it covers as these are best derived by those who have experience in the area of climate change and who can thus assess which aspects of GRB experience are relevant and useful.
International Labour Organization 2007 A Manual for Gender Audit Facilitators - The ILO Participatory Gender Audit Methodology It provides theoretical and methodological frameworks for conducting gender audit in institutional/organizational and development programme settings.
International Union for Conservation of Nature, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2011 Draft Guidelines to Mainstreaming Gender in the
Development of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
Draft guidelines for the incorporation of gender in the development of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
International Union for Conservation of Nature 2013 (L. Aguilar, F. Rogers, R. Pearl-Martinez, I. Castaneda, A. Athanas, J. Siles)  Gender Review of the CIF  Develops concrete recommendations and identifies practical tools to help pilot countries and project teams integrate gender into their work moving forward and identify where further progress is needed, including whether capacity should be built in the Administrative Unit and pilot countries on gender. 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland 2010 Gender and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) - Opportunities for CDM to Promote Local Positive Gender Impacts Aiming to bring in to CDM a missing or inadequate discussion on gender, both as a development goal in its own right and a driver of other sustainable goals, the study presents an assessment tool. It calls the CDM Gender Spectacle which helps promote positive gender impacts of CDM at the local level as well as identifies local factors and contexts that determine the extent of gender-responsive outcomes of CDM projects.
Moser, C.O.N. 1993 Gender planning and development - Theory, Practice & Training This book (not directly related to climate change) provides a conceptual rational for mainstreaming gender/gender planning into third world development and as well as policy formulation and planning. It examines the relevance of the WID/GAD and feminist theory debates to development.
Njeru, C.G. 2013 Challenges of Mainstreaming Gender in National Planning and Budgeting Process in Kenya The research paper explores the methods and strategies employed to mainstreaming gender in Kenyan national planning and budgeting process, the challenges faced and ways to strengthen such processes.
Norad in cooperation with ETC/ENERGIA & Nord/Sur-konsulentene consortium 2011 (K. T. Thorsen, E. Cecelski, C. Wiik, S. Oparaocha) Gender Equality in Financing Energy for All - Gender-responsive energy financing can contribute to basic human rights and economic efficiency This paper argues that gender equality in energy access is crucial for meeting the MDGs, global human rights commitments and achieving economic efficiency. It provides the logic how gender equality in energy access can contribute to energy access with examples how one can achieve gender benefits through energy interventions.
Overseas Development Institute, University of Greenwich 2011 (V. Nelson) Gender, Generations, Social Protection and Climate Change: A thematic review This review summarizes insights from literature on the gender dimensions of vulnerability and adaptive capacity in the context of climate change.
Schalatek L. and Burns K. 2013 and G. Karlsson, A. Rojas (eds.) Operationalizing a Gender-Sensitive Approach in the Green Climate Fund A review of available literature on gender and climate change with a limited number of formal interviews and informal background conversations with experts. It includes an explanation of the importance of mainstreaming gender in climate change activities and touches on gender issues in areas related to adaptation and mitigation.
UN Women, 2008 (D. Elson, J. Huckerby (ed.))   Budgeting for Women's Rights : Monitoring Government Budgets for Compliance with CEDAW: A summary guide for policy makers, Gender equality and human rights advocates   This document includes a brief exploration of the aspects of the CEDAW that deal with government budgets, the processes of public budgets, how the CEDAW relates to public budgets and how the different features of pubic budgets affect gender equality.  
UN Women (UNIFEM) 2010 *Pakistan Floods 2010: Rapid Gender Needs Assessment of Flood Affected Communities.  This Rapid Gender Assessment Needs (RGNA) Report aims to substantiate findings as outlined in the Preliminary Rapid Gender Assessment (PRGA) Report of 4 September 2010, and flag issues emerging from gendered readings of early data. The document aims at a rapid gender assessment of the humanitarian crisis as well as the initial response to it. 
UN Women (UNIFEM) 2010  Rapid Gender Needs Assessment of flood affected communities - Pakistan Floods 2010  The rapid gender needs assessment was conducted in 2010 by UNIFEM during a flood emergency in Pakistan in 2010. It looks at gender issues as they relate to disaster in areas such as early warning systems, evacuations, emergency shelters, access to distribution of aid, food availability, water, sanitation and hygiene, general and reproductive health, livelihood, security, dignity and protection, gender based violence, mobility etc., and women's coping mechanisms.  
UN Women 2014  *Gender Mainstreaming in Development Programming   This Guidance Note addresses major changes in global norms and aid modalities within the current development context; provides general principles for implementing gender mainstreaming at the country level; describes the substantive and technical programming aspects of gender mainstreaming at the country level drawing on good practices; and examines changes related to more gender-responsive organizations and the required transformation of government systems such as those for national statistics. It provides broad conclusions on the relevance of gender mainstreaming in global policy debates related to the 20-year reviews of global commitments such as the Beijing Platform for Action and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), as well as the post-2015 development agenda. 

UN Women, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, United Nations Development Programme, Deutsche Gesellschaft fĂĽr Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional
Environment Programme 2015 (core team: A. Vunisea, B. Leduc, K. Bernard, K. Duaibe, L. Cleary, M. Manley, P. Leavai, N. Goulding and A. Moorhead (ed.)

*Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit - Tools for Practitioners (Draft)  It provides the rational for mainstreaming gender into climate change programmes, projects and strategies as well and discusses the link between gender and climate change and how to mainstream gender into specific sectors of climate change programmes and strategies such as food security with case study examples.  
United Nations Development Programme, European Commission, International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Australian Government (S. Agarwal, M.K. Shrivastava and N. Harrison (ed.) and editorial support: F. Roser, T. Day, D. Lafond, N. Hohne, K. Eisbrenner) Integrating gender targets into LEDS and NAMAs - Bhutan  Summarizes lessons learned from a gender assessment undertaken in Bhutan focusing on LEDS & NAMAs including a sector and stakeholder mapping, rapid gender capacity needs assessment, capacity building and training and gender mainstreaming in the National Environment Strategy document.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2009 Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change Provides theoretical exploration of climate change, development and gender issues including international legal instruments and approaches by different actors with case studies.
United Nations Development Programme 2010 (K. Vincent, L. Wanjiru, A. Aubry, A. Mershon, C. Nyandiga, T. Cull, K. Banda and L.W. Garmer (ed.)) Gender and Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation - A Guidebook for Designing and Implementing Gender-Sensitive Community-Based Adaptation Programmes and Projects Explores gender approaches to development in general and gender and vulnerability to climate change and disaster in particular. The guidebook discusses concepts related to gender and integration into climate change adaptation with lessons from practical implementation activities in different countries. 
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2011 Gender and Climate Change - Africa Policy Brief 1 - General Overview, Working Draft Recommends actions to take in order to integrate gender in climate policy arguing a direct link between gender and climate change as well as women's disproportionate vulnerability as well as potential to contribute to the efforts against impacts of climate change.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2011 Ensuring gender equity in climate change financing Argues that without gender equality climate change adaptation and mitigation activities cannot be fully successful, for this reason, climate finance must integrate gender in its financing schemes and activities.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2012 (S. Habtezion and contributors: T. Scott and L. Wanjiru) Gender and Climate Finance - Policy brief 5 Africa Argues the need for adequate and sustainable climate finance to foster equitable development policy including gender equality. It makes recommendations for action towards gender responsive climate finance.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2012 (S. Habtezion and Contributors: T. Scott and L. Wanjiru) Overview of linkages between gender and climate change - Gender and Climate Change capacity development series Africa , Training module 1 Is a tool with theory and methodology on mainstreaming gender into regional, national and community-level climate change initiatives.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2012 (S. Habtezion and contributors: T. Scott, L. Wanjiru, Agnes Babugura) Gender, climate change and food security Argues that agricultural activities are among those that will suffer due to climate change affecting food security particularly in developing countries and that empowering girls and women is critical for agricultural development and food security.
United Nations Development Programme, Global Gender and Climate Alliance 2013, (S. Habtezion and contributors: E. Eggerts, S. Huyer, H. Strohmeier, L. Wanjiru and J. Stern (ed.)) Gender and adaptation - Policy brief 2 Argues that women are more likely to suffer from the impacts of climate change due to many factors such as lack of adequate education, restrictive cultural norms, exclusion from decision making and limited access to resources. It calls for adaptation measures to address gender gaps.
United Nations Environment Programme, Facilitating Implementation and Readiness for Mitigation, Southeast Asia Network of Climate Change Offices 2014 (S. Sharma, D. Desgain) Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action : Understanding NAMA Cycle Provides a comprehensive overview of steps throughout the NAMA cycle, from the identification of NAMA ideas to the implementation of a NAMA and of the Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system related to the NAMA.
United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, Global Environment Facility, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Global Gender and Climate Alliance, Global Support Programme 2015 (G. Nelson) Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit Designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).
United Nations Development Programme, Low Emission Capacity Building Programme, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Global Gender and Climate Alliance, European Commission, Australian Government, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety 2015 (S. Dutta Contributors: V. Chao, A. Towle, Y. Bonduki, P. Hing and S. Rabgye) Mainstreaming Gender in Mitigation and Technology Development and Transfer Interventions  This capacity-building package has been designed for policymakers to guide them on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide them with the necessary tools to do so. 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and World Water Assessment Programme (J. Seager)



Toolkit 1&2
Sex-disaggregated indicators for water assessment, monitoring and reporting

The 'Sex-disaggregated indicators for water monitoring, assessment and reporting' provides a groundbreaking path for professionals, researchers, development practitioners and government ministries to mainstream gender in their statistics on water. This technical paper is the first tool and output of a broader WWAP-financed project called 'Gender-sensitive water monitoring, assessment and reporting'.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and World Water Assessment Programme (V. Pangare) Toolkit 3
Guidelines on how to collect sex-disaggregated water data
The United Nations World Water Assessment Programme (UN WWAP)1 has launched a groundbreaking project to develop and test the collection of key gender-disaggregated water data. UN WWAP is developing a priority set of gendersensitive indicators and a gender-disaggregated data methodology that will then be tested in the field by Member States in different regions.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP Working Group on Sex-Disaggregated Indicators, F. Greco)  Toolkit 4
Questionnaire for collecting sex-disaggregated water-data
The questionnaire was formulated by the members of WWAP Working Group on Sex-Disaggregated Indicators, between January and December 2014, under the coordination of Francesca Greco. The material was prepared and edited between January and August 2015. The list of questions is based on discussions held during meetings, teleconferences and email exchanges throughout 2014.
United Nations Evaluation Group 2011 (UNEG Human Rights and Gender Equality Task Force) Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluation - Towards UNEG Guidance Provides step by step guidance on how to integrate human rights and gender equality dimensions throughout an evaluation process.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization   Gender Mainstreaming Checklist for Projects  A one page list of questions to address in order to ensure a project is gender responsive. 
United Nations Industrial Development Organization   Gender Mainstreaming in the project cycle   This is a one page detailed checklist for mainstreaming gender in three stages of a project. 
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (Gender Mainstreaming Steering Committee) 2014 *Guide on Gender Mainstreaming - Energy and Climate Change Projects Aimed to support UNIDO's staff in the Energy and Climate Change branch in mainstreaming gender throughout the project cycle, it covers gender concepts, the gender dimensions of sustainable energy projects and provides detailed guidance on how to mainstream gender at the different stages of the project cycle. It can be applied to both new projects and on going projects.

United Nations Population Fund, UN Women (UNIFEM) (C. Hanson, B. Singh (eds.)) 2006

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Practice:

A Training Manual

This training manual provides a conceptual framework on gender-responsive budgeting and methodology/practical tools on shaping gender-responsive budgets as well as tools for budget analysis supported with case studies. The tools can be used at the country level.
United Nations Population Fund, Women's Environment & Development Organization 2009  Making NAPAs work for women  Guidelines for integrating gender considerations into the preparation and implementation of NAPAs. 
UN-REDD Programme, Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme 2011 *The Business Case for Mainstreaming Gender in REDD+  This paper discusses that integrating gender in to general climate and development activities leads to more sustainable outcomes. It also explains that REDD+ projects would better meet their goals of reducing emissions and ensuring equal benefits to women by recognizing women as primary users of forests with valuable knowledge and experience, through gender analysis of REDD+ processes and putting in place gender safeguards, indicators, standards and a participatory design.  
United States Agency for International Development 2011 (J. Gurung, K. Giri, A.B. Setyowati, E. Lebow) Getting REDD+ Right for Women - An analysis of the barriers and opportunities for women's participation in REDD+ sector in Asia This assessment explores gender related challenges and opportunities in some of the REDD + programmes in Asia focusing on areas such as stakeholder engagement, land tenure and governance, forest /protected area laws and management and gender sensitive REDD+ programming. It was undertaken to inform the design of a USAID funded sustainable landscapes project in Asia and draws on lessons learned from prior/other related projects.
United States Agency for International Development, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Women's Environment & Development Organization, REDD+ Social and Environment Studies, UN-REDD Programme, Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Environment Programme 2014 Technical Workshop - Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange
13-15 May
Summary Report
A report of a workshop held in May 2014, it summarizes discussions of experts around the history of gender in REDD+, methods of mainstreaming gender in REDD+, achievements and challenges in doing so, as well as the way forward and a discussion on how participants of the workshop can influence future upcoming REDD+ policies and milestones to be more gender-responsive.
University of Twente (J. Clancy) Late Developers: Gender Mainstreaming in the Energy Sector This paper argues that the late development of gender mainstreaming into the energy sector is due to the wrong perception that gender has no relevance to energy as it is too technical and as engineers and energy economists have little social linkages. It provides a theoretical framework for developing gender sensitive energy policies and discusses ENERGIA's approach.
Women in Europe for a Common Future 2004  Gender Tools - Gender Checklists  It is a brief presentation of four gender tools and checklists, namely: the (or 4) R method which analyses gender aspects of an institution/organization; the gender impact assessment used to evaluate gender aspects of planned policies or political institutions; the 4GeM Steps Method for simple and short gender analysis on project level and the Gender Analysis Framework which is a detailed gender analysis for project planning, monitoring and evaluation. 
Women in Europe for a Common Future, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, through the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit, European Union 2015 (S. Bock, R. Drexel, S. Gabizon, A. Samwel) Case study: Access to Affordable Low-Cost Solar Water Heating Solutions as a Basis for the First Gender-Sensitive Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Georgia Presents WECF's work creating gender-responsive and sustainable clean energy access to women and men in Georgia.
Women's Environment & Development Organization, ABANTU, ActionAid, ENDA 2008 Gender, Climate Change and Human Security - Lessons from Bangladesh, Ghana and Senegal The study is a gender analysis of the impacts of climate change on women and on human security, women's coping strategy and contribution to climate change adaptation and reviews global policies and goals with country specific examples from Senegal, Ghana and Bangladesh.
Women's Environment & Development Organization 2008 (B. Leduc, A. Shrestha, B. Bhattarai) Case Study: Gender and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas of Nepal It discusses the increasing rise in temperature in the Hindu Kush Himalayas of Nepal and its impacts on agriculture, biodiversity, wildlife and health. It also discusses the different gender impacts of climate change and Nepal's adaptation and mitigation strategies.
World Health Organization 2012 Mainstreaming Gender in Health Adaptation to Climate Change, User's Guide
(Discussion Draft)
Discusses the concepts of gender and gender mainstreaming in health. It also discusses the health impacts of climate change and the link between gender climate change and health. It provides a checklist for gender mainstreaming in health adaptation to climate change programmes.
World Health Organization 2014 Gender, Climate Change and Health Looks at the gender differentiated direct and indirect impacts of climate change on human health, particularly risks associated with meteorological hazards. It aims to provide a framework for gendered health risk assessments and adaptation/mitigation actions in relation to climate change and health issues.
World Meteorological Organization 2013 2013 Global Survey on Gender Mainstreaming at WMO This survey assessed progress in the implementation of WMO policy on gender and mainstreaming to set baselines for the set of monitoring indicators designed to track policy implementation. The survey also looked at the existence of national plans and guidelines among WMO member states.
World Meteorological Organization 2014 (D.B. Namanya) Gender and Climate Change in Uganda These slides present definitions/concepts of climate change, gender, health and summarize the impacts of climate change on environmental and human socio-economic systems including gender roles and discusses women's and men's involvement in Uganda to address such impacts.
World Meteorological Organization (Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services) 2015

Toolkit to support the Conference Statement - Conference on the Gender Dimensions of Weather and Climate Services: Universal Access - Empowering Women This is a set of recommendations to address gender issues in areas such as agriculture and food security, disaster risk reduction, public health, water resources management and others.
World Bank, Food Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development 2009 Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook Purposed to support key development actors and technical officers who design and implement lending projects as well as thematic programmes and technical assistance packages, it focuses on agriculture defined broadly as ' agriculture, forestry, fisheries, livestock, land and water, agro-industries and environment'. It looks at the linkages among gender equality, livelihoods, food security and poverty reduction in assets, markets, risk and vulnerability and knowledge information and organization, using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach (SLA).
World Bank 2010 Gender and Development: An evaluation of World Bank Support, 2002-08 The document reports on the findings of the evaluation of the gender mainstreaming work of the World Bank including the requirement of a country gender assessment (CGA) for borrower countries. It reports that the evaluation found the gender mainstreaming work of the Bank has shown progress with need for improvement in creating clear results framework as well as shifting to a more selective country level approach to gender integration.
World Bank 2010 (L. Peskett) Benefit Sharing in REDD+ - Exploring the implications for poor and vulnerable people Presents a conceptual framework to define benefit sharing systems more carefully, looks at how benefit sharing is currently being interpreted in the design of REDD+ systems and reviews relevant experience from existing benefit sharing
systems in a range of sectors to identify possible implications for poor and vulnerable people
World Bank 2010 Gender and Climate Change - Three things you should know Discusses the disproportionate vulnerability of women to climate change and argues that empowerment of women and gender-informed approaches are key to building climate resilience and effective low-emissions development.
World Bank Group and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the International Fund for Agricultural Development 2015 Gender in Climate-Smart Agriculture Module 18 for the Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook Provides guidance and a comprehensive menu of practical tools for integrating gender in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of projects and investments in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). The module emphasizes the importance and ultimate goal of integrating gender in CSA practices, which is to reduce gender inequalities and ensure that men and women can equally benefit from any intervention in the agricultural sector to reduce risks linked to climate change. Climate change has an impact on food and nutrition security and agriculture, and the agriculture sector is one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.