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How to mainstream gender in climate mitigation in 9 steps

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May 2018

Countries may have made commitments to limit global warming at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, but implementation on the ground is said to be slow.

Whether at the national, city, or local level, governments in developing Asia find it challenging to meet targets. Most officials lack the capacity to pursue climate action and integrate measures into policies and projects, much less apply a gender lens to strengthen progress on both emissions reduction and women empowerment fronts, according to the experts behind the ADB regional technical assistance (TA), Harnessing Climate Change Mitigation Initiatives to Benefit Women.

In this video produced under the TA project, and prepared by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), IGES principal policy researcher Eric Zusman and IGES senior policy researcher So-Young Lee discuss how to tackle the triple challenge of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, improving living conditions for people (especially women), and acquiring adequate financing using a nine-step formula.


Linda Adams
Senior Social Development Specialist
Southeast Asia Urban Development and Water Division