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This manual has been produced by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). For many years there has been the assumption that the negative impacts of climate change and the efforts to mitigate them have similar effects on both women and men. However, the world has progressively recognized that women and men experience climate change differently, and that gender inequalities worsen women’s coping capacity. It has also been acknowledged that women are important actors of change and holders of significant knowledge and skills...
Lead Author and Researcher: Robert Engelman, Worldwatch Institute. Copyright © United Nations Population Fund 2009. This 2009 edition of The State of World Population shows that climate change is more than an issue of energy efficiency or industrial carbon emissions; it is also an issue of population dynamics, poverty and gender equity.
This document provides background information on the interrelationship between climate change and food security, and ways to deal with the new threat. It also shows the opportunities for the agriculture sector to adapt, as well as describing how it can contribute to mitigating the climate challenge.
Document produced by the Asian Farmers Association (AFA). Focus group discussions were held with men and women farmers in the villages of Solor, Adonara and Flores in Indonesia; Saben in Oe-cusse, Timor Leste; and Ang Tasom in Cambodia. To understand and document the impacts of climate change on food security and how these affect men and women farmers in Southeast Asia.
Developing countries will be hit the hardest by climate change, particularly countries which depend largely on rain-fed agriculture. Climate change affects changes in plant growth and in production by promoting the spread of pest and diseases, increased exposure to heat stress, changes in rainfall patterns, greater leaching of nutrients from the soil during intense rains, greater erosion due to stronger winds and more wildfires in drier regions.
This document expresses the intent of the governments (hereinafter referred to as “Partners”) present at the Oslo Climate and Forest Conference on 27 May 20101 to provide a voluntary, non-legally binding framework for the interim REDD+2 Partnership, within which the Partners may develop and implement collaborative REDD+ efforts. Any country wanting to contribute to REDD+ actions or support is welcome to join our Partnership.
This publication is a guidebook for designing and implementing gender-sensitive Community-based adaptation programmes and projects. It seeks to ensure that forthcoming CBA projects contribute to the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment by integrating a gendered perspective into CBA programming and project design.
The discussion centred around five issues: 1) importance of demystifying climate change processes; 2)how could the farmers influence effectively the public service agencies to provide timely services including appropriate technologies; 3)how to address the slackness among the donors as well as the service providers to make the women farmers' need a priority; 4) how to enhance the role of civil society organizations to work with a wider scope to educate the women farmers to adapt to the changing climatic conditions for food production and consumption; and 5) Lastly, what roles must be played...
In developing countries like Nepal, due to migration of men, rural women are often left alone to take care not only of the usual household chores but also to deal with market, technology and public services besides the normal agricultural production part. Further to the socio-economic problems encountered by these women, climate change applies further strain on their food security which is quite alarming.
This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It makes the case for why it is necessary to include women’s voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy and programming, and demonstrates how women’s contributions can strengthen the effectiveness of climate change measures.