Linking climate change to human development remains an important challenge, particularly because climate change is perceived by many as a purely scientific or technical issue.
A ’Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change’ has been produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Gender and Water Alliance; ENERGIA - International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) as part of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA).
The publication responds to the needs of policy makers and climate change scientists to understand and address better the gender dimensions of climate change. It clarifies the linkages between gender and climate change mitigation and adaptation. It will help to build capacity among policy and decision-makers at global, regional and local level to design and implement gender-responsive climate change policies, strategies and programmes, so that efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change are gender-sensitive.
The publication is being distributed at workshops for trainers and delegates involved in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations.
The Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change is available in Spanish, English and French on the following links: