Monday, 25 November 2013

More than numbers: Why counting heads in the climate talks won’t do women farmers any favours

Image: World Bank
Agnes Otzelberger of CARE's Poverty, Environment and Climate Change Network has written for the CCAFS blog about the inclusion of gender in international climate change negotiations:

At the COP19 climate change conference, for the first time, gender is being discussed as a formal part of the agenda – a major achievement after long-standing existence of the issue on the fringes of the climate negotiations.

So, as organisations putting gender equality at the heart of our work on climate change, food and agriculture, can we sit back and relax? Definitely not. Having established that gender equity is not optional, what’s needed next is a common understanding of what this means for policy and action on climate change, and for the research that informs both. And what needs to be understood here, first and foremost, is that gender equity in climate policy, action, and research is about more than numbers.
Read Agnes Otzelberger's full post on the CCAFS CGIAR website