Archive for: Climate Change


YLabs, in partnership with women’s healthcare company, Organon, developed this first-of-its-kind strategic framework on how funders can assess, anticipate, and respond to the gendered impacts of climate change on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) investments.

This resource was developed through a comprehensive desk review of 48 peer-reviewed articles and white papers to assess current evidence about the impacts of climate change on SRHR in low and middle income countries (LMIC). A call for case studies from grassroots SRHR organizations (n=16), as well as expert interviews (n=21), were conducted to understand SRHR challenges faced by women and girls because of climate change, and examples of adaptation strategies being used at the community level.

Year: 2024

Source: YLabs and Organon

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This study report explores the readiness study on advancing and scaling up sexual reproductive health rights and family planning for climate adaptation and resilience in Uganda. The study aimed at the generation of recommendations and actions for influencing policy and practice for institutionalization and scale up of SRHR/FP into climate actions in Uganda at various scales i.e., national, sub national, local and community.

Year: 2024

Source: Regenerate Africa

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Gender equality is a fundamental human right and an integral part of holistic social and economic growth and development. This noble goal can be achieved through acknowledging the intricate relationship between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, health and climate change, the most significant economic and social threat of this century. According to the 2023 Population and Vulnerability report by the Population Institute, Uganda is the 13th amongst the 80 most vulnerable nations in the world facing climate-induced events. They include, but are not limited to, prolonged droughts, floods, landslides, wind storms, hail storms and lightning, whose severity and frequency has increased over the past 10 years. These events are a result of, amongst other things, the unplanned production and consumption patterns occasioned by the demands of a very fast-growing population whose livelihood depends on the climate sensitive sectors. The country is experiencing one of the most rapid population growth rates in the world projected to rise from 48.6 million to date to over 90 million in the next 25 years.

Year: 2023

Source: Regenerate Africa

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health  hosted gender and climate expert Sono Aibe for a webinar on the topic of reproductive health, gender equity, and climate change in honor of Earth Day 2023. During the webinar, Sono spoke about important dynamics involved in the fight against climate change, and how different populations may be affected.

Year: 2023
Source: Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health

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This research highlight shares new data on the important intersection of gender and climate change in Asia and the Pacific.

Year: 2023

Source: UN Women

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This solutions guide on climate change, gender, and health brings together research, case studies, and best practices from around the world.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Guide:
Chapter 1: Evidence — 
Recent evidence about climate’s gendered health effects
Chapter 2: Solutions — Gender-transformative strategies and case studies
Chapter 3: Planning — Building integrated theories of change
Chapter 4: Impact — Indicators, tools, and metrics
Chapter 5: Action — Towards a more climate-resilient future

Year: 2022

Source: Pathfinder International

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Traditionally, climate funders and policy makers have not integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) within their strategies. The aim of this guide is to support more SRHR organisations and advocates to engage in climate change advocacy, to secure climate finance and to develop stronger partnerships with those already working on the connections between climate change and SRHR.

Year: 2022

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust, MSI Reproductive Choices, YADNET-Uganda, PHE Ethiopia Consortium

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Climate resilience and gender equality are inextricably linked, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are an essential element of gender equality. How can we ensure that climate action works hand in hand with efforts to realize SRHR? This website provides an interactive and visual experience to breaking down these questions.

Year: 2021

Source: Women Deliver, NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Governments around the world are advancing their National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in an effort to build resilience to the negative impacts of climate change. With increased attention to gender issues in adaptation action comes an opportunity to ensure that NAP processes take sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues into consideration.

This report explores the extent to which NAP processes recognize the linkages between climate change adaptation and the realization of SRHR, including maternal and newborn health, voluntary modern contraception, and gender-based violence. It draws on analysis of 19 NAP documents submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by low- and medium- income countries, a sample of sector-specific NAPs for the health sector, and a selection of funding proposals for adaptation planning support from the Green Climate Fund.

The analysis presented in this report explores the extent to which NAP processes recognize the impacts of climate change on SRHR, as well as how gaps in realization of SRHR exacerbate vulnerability to climate change. It aims to promote an integrated and inclusive approach that moves countries forward on the mutually supportive objectives of resilience to climate change and realization of SRHR. The report is available in English, French, and Spanish.

Year: 2021

Source: Women Deliver, NAP Global Network

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This video illustrates strategies for family planning and reproductive health program implementers and advocates to position their programs to access climate adaptation funding. A virtual watch party and workshop in April 2022 showcased the video and provided an opportunity for implementers and advocates to explore how to apply each of the strategies to their programming with advice from key experts.

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Year: 2022

Source: Population Reference Bureau

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