Women and climate Change – Negotiations – Existing Mandates and Entry Points for Gender Equality
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This publication provides and overview of current decisions and legal frameworks that cover climate change with specific reference to gender equality. It is geared towards decision-makers, negotiators, and advocates.
Climate change magnifies existing inequalities including gender inequality; however, the report points out that men and women are essential to combating climate change.
In recent years, global consensus has recognized that including women in programs addressing climate change is not only essential
but maximizes the efficacy of interventions, programs and resources. This is inline with the normative
frameworks establishing the linkages between gender equality, women’s human rights and environment, to which
Governments have already agreed, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination
against Women (CEDAW), Hyogo Framework for Action, Rio+20, Agenda21, and the Beijing Platform for Action.
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Decisions and Conclusions: existing mandates and entry points for gender equality.