State of Gender Equality and Climate Change in South Asia and Hindu Kush Himalaya Report
The document was prepared by the in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the EmPower Project. It contributes to building evidence on the linkages between gender equality and climate change in order to facilitate country-driven processes and enable member states and other stakeholders in South Asia and HKH to accelerate gender-responsive climate action. This report is last of the six assessment reports prepared by the EmPower: Women for Climate Resilient Projects. Reports include Cambodia, Viet Nam, Nepal, Bangladesh, and ASEAN.
The assessment report used the Driver-pressure-state-impact-response framework that was modified to reflect a gender dimension, following its use in the preparation of the Global Gender and Environment Outlook published by UNEP in 2016 and the Gender Equity Policy continuum. The process of development included desk reviews, survey, and a cross-sectoral consultation held in Aug 2022. Review contributions were provided by Dilruba Haider (Program Specialist DRR and Climate), Athena Galao (UN Women Gender and Climate Change Analyst), Bindu Bhandari (UN Women Gender and Climate Change Analyst), Annette Wallgren (UNEP Programme Management Officer), Vera Pokorny (UNEP UN Volunteer), Parimita Mohanty (UNEP Programme Specialist- Renewable Energy.)