UNDP Resource Guide on Gender & Climate Change

This Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change presents principal conceptual and methodological advances on gender relations in the context of climate change, with the overall objective of providing guidelines for actors, practitioners and consumers in this relatively new programme area.

Although climate change was initially conceived as a scientific and technical issue, expanding bases of knowledge have made it clear that the impacts are much broader; climate change is, in actuality, a socioeconomic problem. Thus, in order to fully understand and deal with climate change, it is imperative to consider the related social, economic and political aspects. Poverty and development, and the associated gender implications, for example, must be taken into account when determining appropriate responses. In the face of climate change, it will be impossible to eliminate poverty or promote human development without accepting the fact that different groups, including the poor, women and men, will be affected differently.