Climate change is having strongly differential effects on human societies and the natural world. An effective, well-funded adaptation safety net is required for those people least capable of coping with climate change impacts, and equitable mitigation strategies are needed to protect the poor and most vulnerable. Tackling climate change should be seen as integral to the broader goals of enhancing socio-economic development and equity throughout the world.  more...
Highlights

Women labourers are silhouetted against the setting sun in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh/ Photo credit: Reuters

15-03-2010 As global leaders and top scientists in Copenhagen debate how to deal with climate change, farmers in flood-prone areas of northern India are taking it into their own hands to adapt to shifts in the weather.  more...
Resources

Cover page of the report/ Photo credit: UNGEI

21-07-2009 UNDP's new document Gender and Climate Change makes the linkages between gender equality, poverty and climate vulnerability. The manual emphasises on the inclusion of women’s voices, needs and expertise in climate change policy and programming for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.  more...