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Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
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Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit


Gender Responsive National Communications ToolkitThe UNDP/UNEP Global Support Programme and the UNDP Gender Team had the initiative of doing this toolkit which objective is to provide support and guidance on integrating gender issues into National Communications (NCs).

The toolkit works for making the process of reporting more transparent in terms of whose involved, whose views are represented, gender-differentiated risks, and the types of support men and women need to influence climate adaptation, mitigation, policymaking and reporting. It can also be used to build capacity for gender analysis of key climate change issues that are reported on in NCs. The toolkit presents rationales for gender-responsive NCs and approaches for integrating gender into NC reports. It also provides context and information on a range of issues; good practice examples; and lessons learned.


Issues examined include:

  • How climate change impacts men and women in sectors such as energy, agriculture and waste management, as well as their different vulnerabilities to climate risks and the ways in which they seek to adapt to climate change.
  • How women and men are differentially engaged in supporting or reducing greenhouse gases and how including gender analysis into greenhouse gas inventory reporting can contribute to reducing emissions.
  • How men and women are innovating and adopting both new and old technologies to mitigate climate change.


Finally, the toolkit looks at steps required to ensure the sustainability of gender-responsive climate change reporting. This requires ensuring commitment, funding and integrated capacity development across sectors, and using gender indicators and sex-disaggregated data for monitoring.


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