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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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MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience is implementing an integrated, multisectoral population, health, and environment (PHE) approach to address complex, interconnected challenges in Tanzania while strengthening health resilience. Three specific approaches in this PHE model include: Model Household/Boma Initiative, First-Time Parents program, and Community Conservation Microfinance Groups. Learn more about these approaches in the report.

Year: 2023

Source: MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience

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The vision of the Margaret Pyke Trust is a future without barriers to family planning, in a climate resilient world with healthy ecosystems. As a global non-governmental organization embedded in the human health, biodiversity and climate sectors, one of their activities is working in partnership with other environmental conservation and health organizations to develop projects which simultaneously improve sexual and reproductive health services, provide alternative and sustainable livelihoods, and support the conservation of biodiversity. This year, they set a challenge of starting the process of creating new partnerships between health NGOs and Conserve Global. Conserve Global’s mission is to expand Africa’s conservation footprint and nature-based economy by supporting the establishment of community-initiated conservancies in the buffer zones adjacent to national parks.

In this report, we set out why we think the Population Health and Environment (PHE) approach could be appropriate for Conserve Global’s mission and the communities it works with and for, and identify two potential new partners to deliver PHE across its focal landscapes.

Year: 2023

Source: Margaret Pyke Trust

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The report brings together population, gender, and reproductive health indicators for the 80 most vulnerable countries in the world, as ranked by the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative. It describes global trends in population growth and climate change vulnerability. And it highlights five countries around the world where the convergence of these trends creates significant challenges for resilience and adaptation over the long term.

However, community efforts in these countries demonstrate innovative policy and program approaches that advance gender equity, reproductive health and rights, and climate change adaptation in an integrated fashion. Scaling up such efforts offers significant untapped opportunity to strengthen both near-term and long-term prospects for adaptation and resilience.

Year: 2023

Source: Population Institute

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This document provides activity reports from some of the BUILD project’s recent engagement on the integration of health into climate change action and discourse.

Year: 2023

Source: BUILD Project

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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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The report summarizes the co-benefits of five groups of a subset of Project Drawdown climate solutions (28 total solutions) for advancing human well-being in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries. For example, several climate solutions related to improving agriculture and agroforestry also improve income and work because higher crop yields and improved crop resilience to climate extremes can result in higher income. Increased income can subsequently lead to better educational outcomes through more time allocated to, and funds spent on, education. Better education can further contribute to gender equality and social equity by improving economic opportunities for women and boosting women’s ability to participate in decision making.

Policymakers, donors, non-governmental organizations, and other decision-makers will use this report to promote the socioeconomic co-benefits of climate solutions, collaborate to mobilize ambitious solutions, and channel funding to meet climate, development, and human well-being needs while boosting prosperity and equity for rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Year: 2022

Source: Project Drawdown

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Climate finance should flow to women’s organizations, gender-related groups, and feminist organizations working at the intersection of gender equality and climate change. Efforts toward enhanced gender-responsiveness of climate finance must include the groups, organizations, and networks best positioned to realize gender equality on the ground, contributing to more robust climate solutions and outcomes. These truths are undeniable, but we know that practice has not yet caught up to the ideal. In response, Prospera, the International Network of Women’s Funds, and WEDO have been working to identify the best engagement pathways for organizations to ensure the four primary public climate funds begin to make this a reality. This report is one piece of the ongoing work and advocacy undertaken by many colleagues and collaborators, to transform our climate finance system into one that is gender-responsive and equitable.

Year: 2019

Source: Women’s Environment and Development Organization | Prospera

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    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is one of the major international climate funds, they’ve increasingly been incorporating a stronger gender perspective (to be more “gender responsive”) in their work. Their Small Grants Programme (SGP) launched this paper at the GEF Dialogue with Civil Society meeting . The paper attempts to “document good practices featuring women as environmental stewards and focuses exclusively on projects led and implemented by women.”

    Year: 2018

    Source: Global Environment Facility Partners

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      This report focuses on how population impacts many aspects of our lives, including issues as diverse as poverty, health, education, water, and forests. Population matters even more today because historically high numbers of people are intensifying these impacts on our well-being at a time when the demographic picture of the world is becoming increasingly complex. The report includes a glossary of population terms and explains how and why population matters to a variety of issues, including Maternal Health, Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS, Education and Labor, Poverty Reduction, Migration and Urbanization, Security, Food Security, Climate Change, Water Resources, Forests, and Biodiversity.

      Year: 2011

      Source: PAI

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