Enhance the capacity for gender- and SRHR-responsive climate adaptation at COP27 and beyond
Climate change multiplies existing health vulnerabilities for women and young people. Climate-related emergencies cause major disruptions in health and protection services and have resulted in negative impacts on maternal health, family planning, gender-based violence and child marriage. To date, the role of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in building healthier, more equal and more resilient populations, communities and systems has been under-recognized in climate change policies.
This project seeks to address the problem that insufficient understanding, awareness and integration of interlinkages between climate change and gender equality, SRHR and youth inclusion hinder the development and implementation of gender-responsive climate policies.
It will create a stronger foundation for advocating for more gender-responsive climate commitments in national action plans to cut emissions and adapt to climate impacts. It will also bring young people to the forefront of policy dialogue.
It will support strategic activities to enhance the capacity of key actors for gender-responsive adaptation by creating awareness of pathways for inclusion of SRHR and gender issues in climate policies at COP27. First, it will support the review of SRHR, gender and youth inclusion in recent nationally determined contributions and it will disseminate the review through a global online tracker tool. Second, it will support a side event elaborating and sharing responses to address SRHR needs in the climate crisis. Third, it will support the meaningful participation of young people in climate research and as active advocates for gender-responsive climate action at COP27.