Gender and Climate Change - TRAINING HANDBOOK

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At the latest Climate Change Conference in Bonn (COP23), in November 2017, the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reiterated their commitment to mainstreaming gender in climate action and the UNFCCC process, by adopting a Gender Action Plan providing specific guidance on integrating gender equality into all aspects of UNFCCC and state parties work and activities. This is a positive development that will further the momentum for tracking progress on gender and climate action in the Republic of Serbia.

As of November 2017, UN Women Serbia, in cooperation with UNDP, through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project on the Climate Smart Urban Development (CSUD) has supported the work of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on gender mainstreaming of climate smart actions by strengthening the capacities of CSOs, local self-governments, public institutions, the Ministry and other stakeholders on the gender dimension of climate change resilience and adaptation and on the key governing frameworks for gender responsive planning.

Responding to the needs for building capacities on mainstreaming gender into climate change activities and policies, UN Women developed Training Handbook: Gender and Climate Change. The Handbook complements the existing programmes aimed at improving capacities of national and local stakeholders in gender equality, by enhancing understanding and knowledge about:

-        Understanding gender roles, gender stereotypes and their influence on the creation and results of public policies and measures, and vice versa, the possibility of changing gender relations and the position of women and men through public policies;

-        Gender issues relevant to activities and policies in the area of climate change and response to their effects;

-        Activities that can be implemented to introduce gender perspectives into policies and programmes in the field of climate change.

The Serbian version is available here.