The impacts of climate change and air pollution can affect women and men differently. Increasingly, women are shown to be more vulnerable than men to the impacts of climate change and air pollution, representing the majority of the world's poor and being proportionally more dependent on threatened natural resources.
In many regions, women also bear a disproportionate responsibility for securing food, water, and fuel due to gendered roles, responsibilities, opportunities, and needs.
Climate change and air pollution mitigation measures are more sustainable, equitable and likely to achieve better results if gender considerations are included throughout planning and implementation stages. Environmental policy decision-making will benefit significantly if gender-diverse perspectives, insights, and experience are included in the development of solutions.
CCAC Gender Strategy
The Climate and Clean Air Coalition's (CCAC) Gender Strategy sets out key actions to include gender perspectives in all aspects of the CCAC’s work to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. Key areas of work in which we will drive the CCAC's gender strategy include:
- Requiring a gender analysis in projects proposed for funding
- Striving for gender balance in CCAC hosted meetings and events
- Sharing the experiences of CCAC partners that have made significant progress on gender mainstreaming
- Promoting gender-related mandates and the relevance of gender within the partnership
- Collecting gender-disaggregated data through our progress reporting
Gender mainstreaming resources
Below are resources that illustrate diverse approaches to including a gender perspective in climate change, air quality and development projects and policies.
The marker is a qualitative statistical tool to record development activities that target gender equality as a policy objective. The gender equality policy marker is used by DAC members as part of...
For the first time, UNEP has adopted a comprehensive gender policy to guide it's projects (e.g. ensuring women's and men's equal participation) and operations (e.g. via staff recruitment...
This toolkit has been developed to help organizations leverage the value of the benchmark data in a strategic, structured and sustainable way. The toolkit also provides guidance for those...
The objectives of this strategy are to:
- Promote gender equality and the empowerment of women in CCAC-funded projects at national, subnational and sectoral levels from ...
These presentations were created by Jenny Hedman (OECD), Diane Archer (SEI), Sibyl Nelson (FAO), and Gillian Caldwell (USAID) for the first CCAC Gender Webinar "...
Project and policy examples
Household air pollution disproportionately impacts women and children’s health, and is a main cause of noncommunicable disease such as, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer...
This report documents the findings from the first phase of methodologies review of the Field Study on Quantifying and Measuring Climate, Health, and Gender Co-Benefits from Clean Cooking...
- Find out how women and girls are disproportionally affected by air pollution and climate change
- Read about women entrepreneurs turning waste into useful product