Gender

An Asian women harvesting crops in the middle of a field.
Sitting in a semi-circle in the yard outside of a village school in Nepal, a group of farmers share their concerns about the future. They discuss how the rain is unreliable – droughts and floods are both becoming more common. Before the rain is the heat.
Bangladeshi transgender (third gender) members are distributing leaflets and face mask for health awareness.
Already struggling to access work, education and other basic rights, trans and intersex people in Bangladesh are at greater risk from climate threats like floods and cyclones.
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This publication is part of an initiative aimed at enhancing the capacity of sector specialists and gender focal points to produce and utilize gender analysis in their work on Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI).
Pregnant woman sitting on a bench
A new study found that miscarriage risk in North America increased by 44 percent in late August, compared to late February, indicating the need to explore possible links between extreme heat and pregnancy loss
A new synthesis report from the NAP Global Network highlights how developing countries continue to make progress in applying gender-responsive approaches to their national adaptation planning and actions to build resilience to climate change impacts.
Gender-responsive climate action: progress in national adaptation planning
This report demonstrates the potential of NAP processes as a mechanism for ensuring that climate action addresses gender and social inequalities.
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In this study, the authors develop a structural model to study the long-term impacts of climate and socioeconomic changes on labour supply and the pay gap between male/female and high-skilled/low-skilled labour.
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In this paper the authors conduct a systematic review to synthesize existing knowledge on differential vulnerability of female entrepreneurs in Africa to climate risk, in relation to their sensitivity to extreme climate events and their adaptive capacity.
Giving birth in 50°C heat, and forced by their circumstances to work very shortly afterwards, young mothers of southern Pakistan and their pregnant peers suffer cruelly from global heating, confirming the gendered nature of the climate crisis.
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The CARE for South Asia project is a five-year regional project supported by the World Bank, and jointly implemented by ADPC and Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia.