Presentation on theme: "Global Gender and Climate Aliance CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION Reducing the vulnerability to extreme events through prevention."— Presentation transcript:
Global Gender and Climate Aliance CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION Reducing the vulnerability to extreme events through prevention
Global Gender and Climate Aliance The climate communitys understanding of the role of adaptation in responding to climate change has shifted in recent years Originally viewed as a secondary and long-term option to be used as a last resort if mitigation efforts were unsuccessful, adaptation has emerged as an urgent priority, particularly for the poor and other vulnerable communities with the least capacity to cope with impacts Background
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Stronger typhoons and hurricanes
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Severe floods. Severe floods/more heavy-excessive rains
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Coastal impacts Exposure to coastal risk: Gambia
Global Gender and Climate Aliance More devastating droughts in Africa and Asia
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Intense heat waves. More wildfires and forest fires
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Increase in the incidence of malaria, dengue and other vector-borne disease
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Scope of the CC crisis Six human development tipping points 1.Reduced agricultural productivity 2.Heightened water scarcity 3.Increased exposure to extreme weather events 4.Collapse of ecosystems 5.Increased health risks 6.Increased risks & economic and social vulnerability of affected communities
Global Gender and Climate Aliance DRR a first line of defence against CC Making gender-sensitive DRR a tool for climate change adaptation is a win-win option for a country to achieve resilience to disasters and climate change CC adaptation can immediately benefits from the existing disaster risk reduction tools and approaches: - Hyogo Framework for Action - Flood management guidelines - Guidelines on national platforms for disaster risk reduction - Drought management framework - Risk and vulnerability assessments approaches - Educational and awareness raising method - Early warning Gender considerations have been included in some countries
1.Develop coherent national policies and approaches to address climate disaster risk, with strong political support 2.Scale up the use of DRR tools as a core in adaptation policy and strategies at the national and local levels 1.Ensure gender-sensitive risk reduction as core part post-2012 climate change strategy and an essential part of poverty reduction strategies Few suggestions
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Women are Powerful Agents of Change and their leadership is critical. Women have always been leaders in community revitalization and natural resource management
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Despite these facts, women have not been afforded an equal opportunity to participate in decision making related to adaptation and mitigation policies and initiatives at the international and national level related to climate change
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Why Address Gender in Climate Change Adaptation policy? –Differentiated impacts of climate change Womens Primary role in managing the environment. Womens right to equal representation. Gender mainstreaming improves efficiency in CC Policies & Programmes.
Global Gender and Climate Aliance The case of the African Adaptation Programme Japanese multi million programme to 21 African countries
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Gender Tools and methodologies Gender tools are not isolated entities. They are not viewed as specific products but as part of a process. They are flexible, and build on, and strengthen existing local knowledge, structures and institutions Enhance socio-economic benefits, gender equality/equity, and improve livelihoods. Sustainable continually promote learning and innovation
Global Gender and Climate Aliance Adopting Gender Approach for Holistic Sustainable Development The Gender Approach is a working tool that should be integrated in the entire programming process, including: Gender Analysis Disaggregate all data by gender. Gender responsive indicators to measure results, benefits and impact. Build up and strengthen sustainable development strategies and institutional frameworks. Document and disseminate best practices to continually promote learning and innovation.
Global Gender and Climate Aliance The Climate Challenge The impacts of climate change are evident and gendered. Post-Copenhagen agreement will drastically change the development paradigm The GGCA is bringing the human dimension to the global CC policy, including gender equality and womens empowerment. The current challenge is to support national governments to design and implement gender- responsive national Adaptation policies and programmes.