From Policy to Practice

Addressing climate change and enabling resilience is a critical development challenge facing the world. With social inequalities on the rise almost everywhere, poor and vulnerable populations are more negatively impacted by economic crises, natural disasters, environmental degradation and conflict in many regions across the world. Human-induced climate change threatens to amplify these impacts. The increasing severity and frequency of natural disasters and climate variability is creating additional uncertainties and risks for vulnerable populations and jeopardizing development gains made to date.i Increasing the climate resilience of populations at risk, both urban and rural, must become an integral part of development policy and practice if we are to safeguard development achievements and build on them in the coming decades. 

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Gender Equality and Climate Resilience in Asia and the Pacific: From Policy to Practice

CARE Australia Issues Paper

This paper outlines trends in addressing climate resilience within the development sector over the last decade, including the integration of gender and social inclusion as key policy considerations, and highlights some of the gaps that still need to be addressed. It shares CARE’s approach in responding to some of these gaps, for example, through community-based disaster risk reduction initiatives. CARE draws on decades of experience in applying gender equality and inclusive governance principles to build community resilience to the shocks and stresses caused by climate change.