In support of the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA), the governments of Finland and Denmark make contributions to the global umbrella programme “Gender Responsive Climate Change Initiatives and Decision-making”. This programme is comprised of three projects, implemented by the GGCA founding members IUCN, UNDP/UNEP, and WEDO, with the vision of mak-ing the work of the GGCA a reality.
This manual about Fishermen, Fisherwomen, Oceans and Tides, stems from a request made by the Marine Initiative of IUCN and is part of the strategy that IUCN’s Gender Unit from the Social Economics Programme has been promoting at a worldwide level.
This book is one o a series of documents have been prepared with proposals attempting to guide the incorporation of a gender equity perspective into sustainable development initiatives.
Gender is an important recurring theme across the three Rio Conventions. It has been acknowledged as an appropriate entry point for efforts to achieve harmonization across the Conventions. The heads of the Rio Conventions and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have therefore decided to collaborate on efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the three Conventions and the GEF. As the foremost Scientific and Technical Centre of Excellence on Gender and Environment, IUCN has been identified by the Secretariats of the three Conventions and the GEF as their preferred partner in efforts to harmonize gender mainstreaming across the Conventions during implementation.
This publication responds to the needs of policy makers and climate change scientists to understand and address better the gender dimensions of climate change. It clarifies the linkages between gender and climate change, mitigation, and adaptation.<