United Nations
Environment Programme

Publications

WORKING PAPER: EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE (2015)

Experiences from UN Women and UNDP-UNEP PEI Africa

Renewable, clean energy and gender equality are preconditions for sustainable development and for tackling climate change, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.

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Gender Heroes: From Grassroots to Global Action (2015)

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

The stories featured in this publication bring forth a picture of grassroots action being taken around the world every day by individuals and communities to protect the most vulnerable segments of our population from the potentially harmful effects of certain chemicals and wastes.

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

The report provides a unique quantification of the costs in terms of lost growth opportunities and an estimate of what societies, economies, and communities would gain if the gender gap in agriculture is addressed. The findings of this report are striking, and send a strong signal to policy makers in Africa as well as development partners that closing the gender gap is smart economics.

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Promoting Low Carbon Transport in India (2015)

Gender Sensitive Transport Planning for Cities in India

Mobility and gender inequality are important issues that must be factored into disucssions on low carbon transport in India. Indian women and low-income groups still generally have very low mobility, which is detrimental to their participation in the labour market and keeps them from making the most of life’s opportunities.

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Guidance Note on Gender Sensitive REDD+ (2013)

This note has been prepared as a guide for those engaged in REDD+ efforts at the local, national, regional or global level.  The overall objective is to promote gender sensitive REDD+ processes and support UN-REDD Programme partner countries and stakeholders in the preparation, development and implementation of gender sensitive national REDD+ strategies.  By doing this, REDD+ will be more effic

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Women and Natural Resources (2013)

Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential

Women’s diverse experiences in times of conflict have powerful implications for peacebuilding. Their capacity to recover from conflict and contribute to peace is influenced by their role in the conflict, whether directly engaged in armed groups, displaced, or forced to take on additional responsibilities to sustain their livelihoods and care for dependents.

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Women at the Frontline of Climate Change (2011)

Gender Risks and Hopes

A key challenge in responding to climate change is the increasing number of events of too much and too little water. From 1999 to 2008, floods affected almost 1 billion people in Asia. The corresponding figures were about 4 million in Europe, 28 million in the Americas and 22 million in Africa.

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