Gender Equality

Gender Equality

Effective and Sustainable Climate Action Must Account For Gender-Equality Considerations

This means developing climate interventions that respond to the different concerns and needs of women and men, empowering and engaging women in decision making, and harnessing the knowledge and contributions of the full population. In this way, countries can develop more effective solutions that benefit the whole of society, and generate climate outcomes that have far-reaching, long-lasting impacts.

Supporting gender-responsive climate action is a key focus area of the NDC Partnership as elaborated in its  Gender Strategy (also available in Spanish and French). The Partnership works to expand access to gender support by matching country requests for support with technical assistance from partners.   

With our country members, the Partnership supports a country-driven process to advance gender equality in NDC implementation plans, emphasizing five main pathways for action:  

  • Engaging gender stakeholders in climate consultations,  
  • Including sex-disaggregated data and gender-related indicators in NDC implementation and investment plans,  
  • Utilizing gender analyses, impact assessments and national gender frameworks,  
  • Strengthening in-country technical capacity for gender mainstreaming, and 
  • Using gender data and analyses along with strengthened gender capacities to inform gender-responsive NDC planning.   

Through our knowledge and learning work, the Partnership works to scale up gender-responsive climate action by providing easy access to gender-related knowledge, tools and resources on its Knowledge Portal;  sharing effective gender mainstreaming practices and lessons through Insight Briefs, peer exchanges, Partnership briefings, and webinars; and communicating stories about women as active change agents.  

Read the below knowledge products to learn more about the Partnership’s gender equality support to members: