The Gender Equality for Climate Change Opportunities (GECCO) initiative is a 5-year PIO grant through USAID’s E3 Bureau to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to leverage advancements in women’s empowerment and gender equality through, and for, the benefit of climate change and development outcomes. The initiative provides an array of support options for national, regional and global activities that advance women’s empowerment and gender equality, and is designed to complement existing or emerging USAID efforts on climate change.
A Factsheet on GECCO´s main facts, working areas, implementation and contact information.
Mozambique is a country prone to cyclical and increasing natural disasters. It has been classified as "high risk" for future effects of climate change, and is already feeling the brunt of impact now. Though the country has made great strides in recent years, and its among the fastest-growing economies in the reagion, the environmental changes dramatically threatens to roll back the progress made. This document was made to mainstream gender into policies, programs and strategies so that both men and women equaly have access to opportunities and potencial benefits from climate change responses.
Bangladesh is a country hard hit by climate change. The negative impact of these changes in the weather further threaten the lives and livehoods of around 160 million people, already living in extreme poverty. IUCN on behalf of the GGCA was asked to engage in preparation of complementary national action plan on gender and climate change. This document works within the framework of the BCCSAP in order to operationalize the inclusion of gender across all key sectors.
(c) Oficina Mundial de Género de UICN
En vista de la importancia del rol de la mujer en los esfuerzos por combatir la desertificación, la Oficina de Género de UICN se ha unido con la Secretaría de la CNULD para desarrollar un Marco de Política de Género (MPG) para la CNULD y su Secretaría. A continuación se presenta un resumen de los componentes más importante para este Marco y sugerencias para su implementación. El texto completo de la Política está disponible en http://www.iucn.org/gender_gpf.