Millenium Development Goals and Climate Change Adaptation: MDG 3 - Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women through Climate Change Adaptation
UNDP mandates gender mainstreaming in all its programming through a gender marker that rates the projects for gender relevance. Projects are required to assess how they are addressing differences in roles and needs of women and men. Quantitative data on number of women in project staff, on project boards, and in jobs generated by the project are also to be reported.
To facilitate gender-sensitive strategies in adaptation programming, monitoring, reporting, and evaluation should be strengthened. Attention should be paid to developing gender sensitive indicators; collecting gender-disaggregated data to inform project planning and implementation; and evaluating the impact of adaptation policies and programmes on gender using both quantitative and qualitative data.
This brief discusses the nexus between climate change and the third Millennium Development Goal: to promote gender equality and empower women (MDG 3). It describes how initiatives financed by the Global Environment Facility have integrated gender perspectives into climate change adaptation and highlight examples from the current EEG/GEF portfolio.