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Gender and climate change adaptation in the NDCs
Organisation:
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Topics: Policies

This policy paper explores the role gender plays in the adaptation content of Nationally Determined Conditions (NDCs). It gives a brief overview of how Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) included gender-sensitive aspects into the climate change adaptation content within their national contributions. The analysis was realized by means of the Tool for Assessing Adaptation in the Nationally Determined Contributions (TAAN), developed by GIZ.

The climate crisis, like so many important issues, cannot be tackled without taking into account gender-specific needs, concerns and capacities. Despite the widespread narrative of women as a vulnerable and affected group by climate change, their first-hand experiences make them important agents of change. Through an analysis of the gender data held in the Tool for Assessing Adaptation in the Nationally Determined Contributions (TAAN), gender considerations are mostly mentioned on a planning level and only some NDCs include gender-disaggregated impacts or gender-responsive budgeting approaches.

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