Adaptation

Adaptation activities reduce vulnerability and increase resilience to current and projected climate risks at the national, regional and community level. Vulnerability measures the capacity that individuals or nations may have to cope with negative changes in their environment. The inequitable distribution of rights, resources and power constrains many people’s ability to take action on climate change, with differential constraints and impacts on women and men. A gender-responsive approach to adaptation is critical to understanding vulnerability and to effectively adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Furthermore, women’s participation in adaptation increases diversity in experiences and knowledge about environmental conditions and social constraints.

Gender Mandate
Decision 2/CMP.12
COP22
Thu, 11/17/2016

Report of the Adaptation Fund Board

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Gender Mandate
Decision 3/CP.21
COP21
Thu, 12/10/2015

Report of the Adaptation Committee

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Gender Mandate
Decision 19/CP.21
COP21
Gender Mandate
Decision 1/CP.21
COP21
Fri, 01/29/2016

Annex 1: Paris Agreement

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Gender Mandate
Decision 17/CP.19
COP19
Gender Mandate
Decision 4/CP.20
COP20
Fri, 12/12/2014

Report of the Adaptation Committee

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Gender Mandate
Decision 28/CP.7
COP7
Gender Mandate
Decision 5/CP.17
COP17
Sun, 12/11/2011

National adaptation plans

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Gender Mandate
Decision 6/CP.16
COP16

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