Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Action

2021 ADB Asia and the Pacific Virtual Gender Forum

This knowledge lab explored how countries can pursue gender-responsive NAP processes and the extent to which gender is currently being integrated into NDC documents. Key takeaways from this session include:

  1. The NAP process and NDCs offer opportunities to address the gender dimensions of climate change if undertaken in a gender-responsive manner.
  2. Opportunities exist to adopt a gender-responsive approach at any point of the NAP process, and targeted gender analysis is essential to support this process;
  3. Learning from Nepal’s experience, it is critical for NDC formulation to be country driven. In addition, it needs to use a consultative approach at the national and local levels, following the principle of “leave no one behind” with the active involvement of women, youth, and Indigenous People.

This session, co-hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), was part of the 2021 ADB Asia and the Pacific Virtual Gender Forum.

See below the session’s full recording and slides.

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Publisher: International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)