Gender and Environment

Member of Akilimali women association at work, Yanonge - DRC Axel Fassio/CIFOR-ICRAF

Gender and the environment are deeply connected. Understanding this connection can help bring benefits to societies and ecosystems. This course explains why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment helps deliver better environmental outcomes, and how to put this into practice.

This course is in English

What will you learn?

  • What are the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability?
  • Which global environmental frameworks include gender?
  • How can gender-responsive policies and projects support environmental outcomes?
  • Discover what you can do to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

What resources do you need to do it?

Internet access and an email address to create a free account

More about this training

The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and be an effective change-maker for sustainable development. It will also give you facts and figures, and a better understanding of the global international frameworks related to gender and the environment.

It is a “one-stop-shop” for information and illustrations on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste. All you need to know about gender and the environment!

The course is divided into six modules covering the following areas:

  1. Introduction
  2. Climate Change
  3. International Waters
  4. Biodiversity
  5. Land Degradation
  6. Chemicals and Waste

Each module includes a quiz to assess the achievement of the learning objectives. Learners who successfully pass each quiz with at least a 70% score will be able to download a certificate of participation from the course page. Learners can benefit from 3 attempts for each quiz.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership directly at info[@]

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