United Nations
Environment Programme

Global Gender and Environment Outlook

The GGEO sets a new global benchmark for gendered environmental assessment. The report examines sectors and topics, including food production; water and sanitation; energy; sustainable consumption and production; fisheries and fishing communities; and forests.

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Women's Entrepreneurship For Sustainable Energy

1.1 billion people globally lack access to electricity and 2.9 billion use solid biomass for cooking and heating. Women disproportionately bear the burden of energy poverty. They face significant health and safety risks from household air pollution, carrying heavy fuel loads and lacking of light.

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Gender Equality & the environment

Policy and Strategy

The publication consists of a 7-page summary of the key messages of the Gender Policy and 15 success stories of how UNEP has advanced gender equality in its projects and within the organization.

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Publications

UNEP POLICY AND STRATEGY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT (2015)

GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: POLICY AND STRATEGY
English

GENDER POLICY BRIEF AND SUCCESS STORIES (2016)

GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A GUIDE TO UNEP'S WORK
English

GENDER POLICY BRIEF IN OTHER UN OFFICIAL LANGUAGES (2016)

GENDER EQUALITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: A GUIDE TO UNEP'S WORK IN OTHER UN LANGUAGES
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WORKING PAPER: EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE (2015)

Experiences from UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI Africa
English

Gender Heroes: From Grassroots to Global Action (2015)

A Collection of Stories Featuring Gender Perspectives on the Management of Hazadous Chemicals and Waste
English

The Cost of the Gender Gap in Agricultural Productivity in Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda (2015)

English

Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India (2015)

Gender Sensitive Transport Planning for Cities in India
English

Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+ (2013)

English

Women and Natural Resources (2013)

Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential
English

Women at the Frontline of Climate Change (2011)

Gender Risks and Hopes
English

UNEP, Special edition of UNEP's magazine for the Youth (Tunza)

Gender equity and the environment
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Global Gender and Environment Outlook

A New Global Benchmark for Environmental Analysis and Decision making
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Success Stories

Something’s cooking in the Afghan mountains
Women, Wadis and Peace in Darfur
Tackling Pollution in Rural Georgia
Women Take the Lead in Rwanda’s First ‘Green Village’
‘Gender Heroes’ Take Action on Chemicals and Waste
Driving Gender in India’s Public Transport Policy
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