What are your thoughts on key issues in the current negotiations?
Climate change, DRR, forests and biodiversity (common but differentiated responsibilities, differential impact, gathering sex-disaggregated data, market measures, ecosystem services, issues of finance)
In terms of the priority issues related to gender and climate change, our focus should be on removing discriminatory social institutions preventing women from owning land or accessing credit. In a recent At Issue paper by the OECD Development Centre (http://bit.ly/JLMGpC), it was found that in countries where women have no rights to own land or access credit, cereal yields are lower. And in countries where women lack any right to own land there are on average 60% more malnourished children, compared to countries where women have some or equal acess. In the current climate of food insecurity, financial shocks and climate variability, removing such constraints could help unlock the full potential of rural women in developing countries and contribute to a more sustainable future for all.
Please participate in our online discussion on gender equality and climate change and have your voice heard at the 10th OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (Gendernet) meeting, the only international forum where gender experts from development co-operation agencies meet to share best practices and to define common approaches in support of gender equality!
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