With that in mind, IISD actively works with governments and other actors to ensure consideration of gender issues in sustainable development policies and investments. We recognize that gender inequalities intersect with other forms of discrimination, requiring systemic change that enables people of all genders – in all their diversity – to realize their rights.
We focus on:
- Addressing gender differences in development needs, opportunities and capacities
- Promoting gender-balanced participation and influence in sustainable development decision-making processes
- Facilitating equitable access to, and control over, resources
- Tracking gender impacts of sustainable development policies and actions
To this end, we provide evidence, guidance, and tools for decision-makers to adopt gender-responsive approaches to policy development and implementation. We partner with like-minded organizations from the grassroots to the global level, working collectively to further the movement for gender equality.
Gender Equality: The Formula to Accelerate Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Addressing gender inequalities—including access to and control over natural resources—accelerates the impact of sustainable development policies.
Integrating a Gender Lens in Sustainable Investing
How can we use investment mechanisms and financial tools to work toward gender equality? Our expert weighs in.
Solving the Injustices Caused by Climate Change
"We have to ensure that we give a voice to people who are often considered voiceless in conversations about climate change and climate adaptation."
Research and analysis
Toolkit for a Gender-Responsive Process to Formulate and Implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
This toolkit is designed to support country efforts to pursue a gender-responsive national adaptation plan (NAP) process.
Furthering Gender Equality Through Gender Bonds
The business case for investing in gender equality is clear. The gender bond market is still nascent, but offers public and private investors the opportunity to improve the lives of women while earning financial returns.
Climate Change and Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights
How can we ensure that climate action works hand in hand with efforts to realize SRHR?
Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform in Bangladesh: Findings and recommendations
The report examines from a gender perspective the impact of kerosene subsidies and their reform in Bangladesh. The report advocates that kerosene subsidy reform needs to be handled with care.
The Farmer and Her Husband: Legal innovations for women in contract farming
Read our policy brief to learn how contracts, if designed with women’s interests in mind, can help foster more balanced relationships between farmers and buyers, as well as female farmers and their husbands.
Gender in Mining Governance: Opportunities for policy-makers
A series of policy options that will help ensure mining frameworks support the social and economic advancement of women.
Integrating Gender Considerations in Green Bonds
This brief focuses on how to scale up gender-smart financing through mainstreaming gender considerations in all-new sustainable bond issues.
Integrating Gender in Sustainability-Linked Bonds: Innovations in multi-KPI sustainability-linked structures
This brief is part of a series that examines how integrating gender considerations into all newly issued sustainable bonds could significantly scale up financing for gender objectives.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion in Canada's National Adaptation Strategy: Why it matters and what it means
How can the diversity of identities and experiences of Canadians be reflected in a national strategy on climate adaptation?
Nature-Based Infrastructure: A powerful tool for women's empowerment in climate adaptation
Women are hit hardest by climate change, yet they are key to effective and inclusive climate adaptation.
Jacqueville : des journalistes formés sur les questions "genre et climat" (in French)
L'atelier de renforcement des capacités des journalistes pour une meilleure prise en compte des questions "genre et climat", initié par le Réseau des femmes Journalistes et des Professionnelles de la Communication (ReFJPCI), avec l’appui du PNUD à travers le projet NDC Support Programme et l’Institut International pour le Développement Durable (IISD) du Réseau Mondial de PNA, s'est tenu du mercredi 08 au vendredi 10 septembre 2021 dans la cité balnéaire.
Gender-Responsive Resilience Building in the Caribbean
Our report on knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and practices (KABP) increases understanding of gender-related perceptions and biases and how they play out in coordination mechanisms for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
Toward Gender-Responsive Ecosystem-based Adaptation
A key factor for the success of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) initiatives is the active integration of gender considerations. By working to address gender and social inequalities, EbA initiatives can be more effective and more sustainable.
IISD Commits to Advancing Gender-Responsive Climate Adaptation Action at the Generation Equality Forum
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), in its role as the Secretariat of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, commits to working with interested government partners to advance gender-responsive adaptation action.
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