3 years ago

Statement of the CEDAW Committee on Gender and Climate Change

Statement of the CEDAW Committee on Gender and Climate Change

disasters, women

disasters, women ong>ofong>ten face discrimination to access ong>theong>se. The crisis in climate change potentially open new financing, business and employment opportunities for women living in cities as well as countryside, but gender inequality persists in ong>theong>se sectors. Sex-disaggregated data, gender-sensitive policies and program guidelines to aid Governments are necessary to protect women’s rights to personal security and sustainable livelihoods. Policies that support gender equality in access, use and control over science and technology, formal and informal education and training will enhance a nation’s capability in disaster reduction, mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The Bali Action Plan that emerged from ong>theong> 13th Conference ong>ofong> Parties to UNFCCC reaffirms that economic and social development and poverty eradication are global priorities, and affirms that a shared vision needs to take into account “social and economic conditions and oong>theong>r relevant factors” [Decision 1/CP.13, preamble and 1(a)]. Gender equality— including equal participation ong>ofong> women and men as well as accounting for ong>theong> differentiated impacts on women and men from climate change and its response measures— should be included in UNFCCC agreements in alignment with various international agreements including but not limited to ong>theong> Convention on ong>theong> Elimination ong>ofong> All Forms ong>ofong> Discrimination against Women (ong>CEDAWong>), ong>theong> Beijing Platform for Action, and ECOSOC Resolution 2005/31. Gender equality is essential to ong>theong> successful initiation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation ong>ofong> climate change policies. The ong>CEDAWong> committee calls on States Parties to include gender equality as an overarching guiding principle in ong>theong> UNFCCC agreement expected at ong>theong> 15 th Conference ong>ofong> Parties in Copenhagen.

i Technical Summary, report by Working Group II ong>ofong> ong>theong> Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007, Cambridge U. Press, Cambridge, UK 2007 p. 69. ii See Human Development Report 2007/2008: Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world, UNDP, New York 2007.

Advancing Gender Equality Using CEDAW and UN ... - UN Women
Climate Change: A Gender Perspective on Global Security
CEDAW Diary - Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies
Closing the Gender Gap - Gender Climate
GGCA Gender and Climate Change Training Manual - Women's ...
Resource guide on gender and climate change
Ensuring gender equity in climate change financing - Gender Climate
Gender and climate change research in - FAO
CEDAW and the Human Rights-Based Approach to Programming: A ...
Gender Equality Laws - CEDAW Southeast Asia
Climate Change: A Gender Perspective on Global Security
E-Discussion Summary Gender and Climate Change - Gender Climate
Gender, Climate Change and Health - World Health Organization
Gender and Climate Change Capacity Development ... - UN CC:Learn
Women at the frontline of climate change - Gender risks and ... - UNEP
Gender, Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation
Mainstreaming Gender in Climate Change Policies - CAPWIP
Gender and Climate Change in the Himalayas - CAPWIP
do our LAWs PromotE gEndEr EquALity? - CEDAW Southeast Asia
Advancing Gender Equality Using CEDAW and UN ... - UN Women
women at the frontline of climate change gender risks - GRID-Arendal
climate change and disaster risk reduction - Akademi Sains Malaysia
Gender, Climate Change and Health
Time for Action: Implementing CEDAW in Southeast Asia
Overview of linkages between gender and climate change