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A Gender Policy Framework for State Action Plans on Climate Change

Policy Brief

This policy brief highlights the gender dimensions of climate change in the context of India’s State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs), some of which are available on State government websites. It provides an insight into gender differentiated impacts of climate change, why women need to be an integral part of all climate solutions and suggests specific actions that different government and non-government agencies must take to ensure that women are able to adapt to climate change and contribute to overall development of the country by helping achieve its development goals.

This policy brief was submitted to the Central Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) based on which several of the State governments were told to incorporate gender dimensions into their State Plans. This brief draws heavily from the author’s earlier report: Engendering the Climate for Change: Policies and Practices for Gender-responsive Adaptation.