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Gender: Missing Component

Gender: Missing Component

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Gender: the missing componentin the response to climate change
 byYianna Lambrou and Grazia PianaFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsOctober 2005
 
 
The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information productdo not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food andAgriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal or developmentstatus of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning thedelimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The word “countries” appearing in the textrefers to countries, territories and areas without distinction.The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations encourages thedissemination of material contained in this publication, provided that reference is madeto the source.All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination of material in this informationproduct for educational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without anyprior written permission from the copyright holders provided the source is fullyacknowledged. Reproduction of material in this information product for resale or othercommercial purposes is prohibited without written permission of the copyright holders.Applications for such permission should be addressed to the Chief, PublishingManagement Service, Information Division, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100Rome, Italy or by e-mail to copyright@fao.org
 © FAO 2005
 
 
Table of contentsINTRODUCTION....................................................................................................1
 
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Human-induced climate change: dynamics and consequences..................2
 1.1 The scientific fundamentals.......................................................................................21.2 Impacts and vulnerability: adaptation challenges......................................................3
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The response of the international community to climate change................5
 2.1 The international policy regime.................................................................................52.2 The instruments for the action: mitigation and adaptation.........................................8
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Gender dimensions of climate change.........................................................12
 3.1 Women’s emissions and mitigative capacity...........................................................133.1.1 Transport..........................................................................................................133.1.2 Households.......................................................................................................143.1.3 Agriculture.......................................................................................................143.1.4 Emissions increase with equal opportunities...................................................143.2 Women’s adaptive capacity.....................................................................................15
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The debate: key issues on the climate change agenda...............................22
 4.1 Acknowledging gender in climate policy.................................................................224.2 Mitigation.................................................................................................................23
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The way forward: the integration of the gender variable.............................23
 5.1 Assuring that gender is mainstreamed in current responses to climate change.......23
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Conclusions: a set of recommendations.....................................................25
 6.1 Emissions patterns and mitigation............................................................................256.2 The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)..........................................................266.3 Adaptation................................................................................................................276.4 Capacity building.....................................................................................................27
ANNEX I..................................................................................................................
 
Impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptive capacity........................29
 
ANNEX II.................................................................................................................
 
Climate Change and the Millennium Development Goals..................................31
 
ANNEX III................................................................................................................
 
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)........................................................32
 
ANNEX IV................................................................................................................
 
Impacts of climate change, vulnerability and adaptive capacity........................34
 
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Bibliography........................................................................................................36
 

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