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Technical Paper on Gender Responsive Climate Actions in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)

This paper was produced as part of a collaboration between the Climate Promise, the UNDP Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean, the EnGenDER project at the UNDP MCO for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, and the Association of Small Island Developing States (AOSIS)

Published date 2022-04-18
Author UNDP
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This technical paper aims to highlight examples of gender-responsive climate actions implemented by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) that contribute to the achievement of the countries’ climate goals and commitments, as well as the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the Enhanced Lima Work Programme on Gender and its Gender Action Plan.

The paper gives special attention to the role of gender considerations in enhanced NDCs, or examples of SIDS with gender-responsive actions already included in their first or updated NDCs. It highlights how countries are moving from policy to action and provides a comprehensive analysis of the enabling conditions required to implement gender-responsive climate mitigation and adaptation actions on the ground. The paper identifies best practices in SIDS across regions that showcase national actions to ensure the development and implementation of gender-responsive climate policies and strategies.