An increasing number of studies show that, because of varying capacities due to gender inequalities, men and women are affected by, and respond to, climate change in different ways. The authors discuss that therefore there is a need to improve the capacities of vulnerable groups and to take a gender-sensitive approach in activities that address climate change. The paper notes that this has already been recognised as an important guiding principle in the development and implementation of adaption policies and measures (UNFCCC 2011, Preamble, paragraphs 12 and 7).
Environmental Vulnerability: Studies & Presentations
This study attempts to empirically investigate the determinants of foreign direct investment (FDI) and related factors on Association of the Southeast Asian Nations’s (ASEAN) poverty reduction, and focuses on spatial quantitative empirical evidence available on the ASEAN region.
Providing sound evidence to inform decision-making that considers the needs of the most vulnerable to climate change will help both adaptation and development efforts. Such evidence is particularly important in climate change “hot spots”, where strong climate signal and high concentrations of vulnerable people are present. These hot spots include semiarid regions and deltas of Africa and Asia, and glacier- and snowpack-dependent river basins of South Asia.
This report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center in Geneva, shows how gaps in the information - and in the way that information is created and shared - leaves some of the most vulnerable people invisible and potentially excluded from sustainable return or relocation and resettlement options. With the next typhoon season just around the corner, the importance of recognizing their particular needs becomes all the more urgent.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference took place in Warsaw, Poland from 11 to 23 November 2013. It included the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 9th session of the COP serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 9).