Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Gender and climate change


About the Cyberlibrary

The Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary was developed by Mick Kelly and Sarah Granich on behalf of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the International Institute for Environment and Development, with sponsorship from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

While every effort is made to ensure that information on this site, and on other sites that are referenced here, is accurate, no liability for loss or damage resulting from use of this information can be accepted.


Gender and climate change — selected resources in the Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary and on the web

In the Cyberlibrary

Perception, Power and Participation
Chiara Bianchizza describes how perception, power and participation are crucial ingredients in reducing vulnerability to climate change in Bangladesh. Published December 2010

Gender and Climate Change in the Himalayas
The Asia Pacific Mountain Network reports on an e-discussion, held in October 2009, on gender and climate change in the Himalayas. Published December 2009

Slow Progress on Integration of Gender Issues
Ulrike Röhr reports on the current state of progress made on integrating gender issues into the climate treaty negotiations, most recently at the Twelfth Conference of the Parties (COP12) in November 2006. Published February 2007.

Gender and Climate Change - a Forgotten Issue?
Ulrike Röhr discusses the historical lapse in assimilating gender issues in the climate change debate and the urgent need to undertake research and analysis on this issue. Published July 2005

Gender – a Forgotten Element
Fatma Denton and Jyoti Parikh outline ways in which they consider the issue of gender should be mainstreamed into the climate debate. Published March 2003

Gender and Climate Change
Jyoti Parikh and Fatma Denton report on an event Engendering the climate debate that they organized at the Eighth Conference of the Parties to the climate treaty. Published March 2003

On the Web

Climate for Change: Gender Equality and Climate Policy
European Union project, carried out by the Climate Alliance of European Cities, collecting information, data and case studies on gender and climate. Includes a forum for sharing experience and the "Climate for Change" Toolkit.

Genanet - focal point gender, environment, sustainability
genanet provides information on gender and climate change in industrialized countries.

Gender and Environment
Information and resources on gender and the environment, including a discussion forum, from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

Gender Perspectives on the Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change and Desertification
A paper that provides a gender-sensitive perspective on the three Rio Conventions on Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Desertification.

GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice
GenderCC is a global network and platform of gender activists and experts from all world regions working for gender and climate justice. The website provides access to news, information and other resources.

Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change (2.2MB download)
The Resource Guide on Gender and Climate Change, from the United Nations Development Programme, aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change and their importance in relation to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Published November 2008

Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change (5MB download)
The Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change, from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the United Nations Development Programme, aims to meet the demand for improving skills in gender and climate change, and to build up a pool of trainers in different regions and countries. Published March 2009

UNEP Gender and the Environment
Information, comment and other resources on gender and the environment from the United Nations Environment Programme.

Women-related Science/Technology Email Lists
Email lists on women-related science and technology issues.

Womenwatch - Women, Gender Equality and Climate Change
The Womenwatch feature page provides access to information and resources on gender equality and climate change from the United Nations system.

Autogenerated: 15 May 2015

Bright Ideas

GE cuts solar costs

General Electric plans to cut solar installation costs by half

Project 90 by 2030

Project 90 by 2030 supports South African school children and managers reduce their carbon footprint through its Club programme

Smart street lighting

Bath & North East Somerset Council in the United Kingdom has installed smart LED carriageway lighting that automatically adjusts to light and traffic levels

Longwood Gardens

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Public Gardens Association are mounting an educational exhibit at Longwood Gardens showing the link between temperature and planting zones

Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

The energy-efficient Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers hotel is powered by renewable and sustainable sources, including integrated solar photovoltaics and guest-powered bicycles

El Hierro

El Hierro, one of the Canary Islands, plans to generate 80 per cent of its energy from renewable sources

Remarkables Primary School green roof

The green roof on the Remarkables Primary School in New Zealand reduces stormwater runoff, provides insulation and doubles as an outdoor classroom

Weather Info for All

The Weather Info for All project aims to roll out up to five thousand automatic weather observation stations throughout Africa


SolSource turns its own waste heat into electricity or stores it in thermal fabrics, harnessing the sun's energy for cooking and electricity for low-income families

Wave House

The Wave House uses vegetation for its architectural and environmental qualities, and especially in terms of thermal insulation

Mbale compost-processing plant

The Mbale compost-processing plant in Uganda produces cheaper fertilizer and reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Frito-Lay Casa Grande

At Casa Grande, Frito-Lay has reduced energy consumption by nearly a fifth since 2006 by, amongst other things, installing a heat recovery system to preheat cooking oil

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Updated: May 15th 2015