A Case Study on the Mozambique Strategy for Gender, Environment and Climate Change

CASE STUDY | DECEMBER 2014 Authors: Leisa Perch (RIO+ Centre), Rosaly Byrd (RIO+ Centre Consultant) In 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) began a bold initiative under the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) to incorporate a gender perspective in all climate change policies and programs. The Alliance, consisting of several UN and other international organizations and NGOs, viewed this campaign as a critical step to helping to solve the climate crisis. The success of this campaign at the global negotiating level led to the development of national strategies and action plans on gender and climate change in more than 13 countries and regions seeking to drive gender-inclusive climate action at the local level. At the same time, the campaign advanced gender equality and women’s empowerment in the context of environmental policy. In January 2010, Mozambique became the first country globally to embark on such a multi-stakeholder process.

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