SPECIAL ISSUE: Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change

Ambio Journal has released a special issue for Dec 2016 on  "Gender perspectives in resilience, vulnerability and adaptation to global environmental change" with the goal to offer a room for interdisciplinary and engaged research in global environmental change (GEC), where gender plays a key role in building resilience and adaptation pathways.  This special issue consist of 13 >> Read more

Event, May 4: More gender equality and justice in climate action

You are warmly invited to an event with CDKN, ODI, Practical Action Consulting and the Institute for Development Studies: ‘More equality and justice in climate action’ Date: 4th May 2016, at Overseas Development Institute, 203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ 14:00 – 15:30 UK time (GMT+1) with international livestreaming, followed by a reception Please register to attend in >> Read more

Resources from CARE International on integrating gender into climate adaptation

CARE International has several useful resources on integrating gender in adaptation. These resources recognize that the relations between men, women, and youth affect people's capacity to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Check it out! Communique on Gender and community based adaptation (CBA) Joto Afrika issue 9 on CBA and Gender CCAFS / CARE >> Read more

COP20: Climate change negotiators must consider the role of rural women

Outreach Magazine, a multi-stakeholder magazine on climate and development, has published a series of articles on climate change and gender for COP20, including a new post from Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of IFPRI's Environment and Production Technology Division, on including women in the current climate change negotiations. She writes: As smallholder farmers in many parts of the world, women play >> Read more

Enhancing women’s assets to manage risk under climate change

A new volume of policy notes summarizes the findings from the project "Enhancing Women's Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches." From the IFPRI Research Program on Climate Change, Collective Action, and Women's Assets, the notes in this collection explore how to protect or strengthen women’s control over critical assets, including natural >> Read more

Missing: The Forgotten Women in India’s Climate Plans — new film from CDKN

New film from the Climate & Knowledge Development Network: Missing: The forgotten women in India's climate plans With a rapidly changing climate that is already having massive impacts on Indian people’s daily lives, the absence of policies and plans supporting millions of working women in their ability to deal with these new challenges needs to >> Read more

Launch of online portal for Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox

Earlier this year, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) together with partners, launched a Gender and Social Inclusion Toolbox for development research via a live-streamed event. We’ve now put the final touches on a platform dedicated to the toolbox, found here, which we encourage you to check out! Here >> Read more

New toolbox for gender and inclusion in climate change projects

After much anticipation, the Gender and Inclusion Toolbox: Participatory Research in Climate Change and Agriculture, presenting gender-sensitive and socially inclusive participatory action research methods, was finally launched yesterday in Nairobi via a well-attended live-streamed event! The launch coincided with the International Day of Rural Women to emphasize the need for more relevant, gender-responsive methods and tools >> Read more

In celebration of International Day of Rural Women: Seven reasons rural women are key to climate adaptation

Originally posted on IFPRI.org: http://www.ifpri.org/blog/un-international-day-rural-women We know more and more about what our planet faces as climate change intensifies and greenhouse gas emissions lead us on a probably irreversible path of global warming and uncertain rainfall patterns, at least for the next four decades. As policymakers prepare for another round of climate change negotiations in December in >> Read more

New CCAFS Working Paper reveals gender gap in adaptation capacity to climate change in Africa

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) has published a new working paper, How resilient are farming households, communities, men and women to a changing climate in Africa? (PDF), that highlights the gender gap in ownership of productive land and access to agricultural support services in Sub-Saharan Africa-- both of which are critical >> Read more