We need to introduce different voices into decision-making, including those that are generally excluded, in order to find the best solutions to adapt to climate change. And we need to ensure that investments in adaptation provide equitable benefits to people of all genders and social groups. Only in this way can we build families, communities and societies that can withstand the effects of climate change. Without understanding this dynamic, often influenced by gender, those who need adaptation the most may be excluded. At the International Institute for Sustainable Development, we are increasingly focusing on the gender impact of sustainable development policies and investments. Among other projects, we are working with governments on planning for adaptation to climate change, which is gender-sensitive. There are three things to do: to ensure that gender equality and women`s empowerment are reflected in global efforts for a more sustainable planet, UN Women is committed to active participation of women, as well as attention to gender issues and the inclusion of gender mandates in relation to the outcomes and agreements negotiated under the three UN conventions on climate change. Desertification and biodiversity, as well as other multilateral environmental instruments. A Women prepares research and expertise materials to inform the parties to the deliberations, convenes meetings with governments and other stakeholders, and encourages the participation of equality advocates at important meetings. The agreement, ratified by 185 countries, links climate change to human rights, poverty eradication and sustainable development. It also recognizes the importance of gender equality and women`s empowerment and calls for gender-based measures to combat climate change. Pacific Gender and Climate ChangeKit This toolkit is designed to help climate change practitioners in the Pacific Island region integrate gender into their programs and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations involved in the management and implementation of climate change programmes.
More effective adaptation to climate change puts everyone on the table and recognizes the value of their knowledge and potential as agents of change.
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