Este documento fue producto del reciente taller de Género y Energía, efectuado en Managua, Nicaragua en el marco del proyecto Género y Energía de la UICN.
Women across the developing world are primary users of forest resources and their sale of non-timber forest products is vital to help cover household expenses and tide them through the leaner times of the year. Their heavier dependence on forests also means that women have more at stake than men when forests are degraded or forest access denied. Yet the needs and concerns of women are often neglected and the ownership of forests and the sale of valuable forest products are largely under the control of men.This book was born out of a recent edition of IUCN’s forest magazine, arborvitae, which also featured a few of the chapters found here. In this publication, edited by IUCN and WEDO, we take a fresh look at some of the aforementioned issues facing gender and forests, and consider how gender is being addressed both on the ground and in policy discussions on climate change and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).
This brochure is based on the Gender Plan of Action under the Convention on Biological Diversity (unep/cbd/cop/9/inf/12/rev.1), prepared for the Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity held in Bonn, Germany, from 19-30 May 2008.
This publication shares IUCN's experiences in developing the world's first gender-responsive national strategies and roadmaps on climate change. Different sections outline steps and elements of creating a climate change gender action plan (ccGAP) or REDD+ roadmap; present principles behind the strategies and what has worked best; detail case studies highlighting sectors that demonstrate the gender dimensions of climate change in different national contexts; and provide recommendations on how to move forward.
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.