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How do gender approaches improve climate compatible development? Lessons from India


This policy brief explores the advantages and challenges of integrating a gender dimension into climate compatible development strategies in urban settings, with a focus on the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) project in India. An initiative funded by The Rockefeller Foundation, the project was implemented in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh by the Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG). Due to the complex social dimensions found in urban contexts in India, a gendersensitive approach to climate compatible development is fundamentally different in cities, compared to one in rural areas. Furthermore, urban residents demonstrate different vulnerabilities and capacities for facing the impacts of climate change, and these must be recognised in climate compatible development policy and programming.

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Collections Climate Change Gender Influence and Impact Practical Action Consulting
Issue Date 2016-05
Format Case Study
Rights Holders CDKN