Published | 15th January 2016

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Beyond Words: Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy and Programming in Vietnam

“Climate change is not gender-neutral nor gender-blind; the various ways it impacts people’s lives and livelihoods and the responses to these impacts are greatly influenced by gender norms. Gender is increasingly recognised as a decisive factor in planning and implementing climate change and disaster risk reduction interventions. In 2012, the UN and Oxfam published a policy brief which assessed the progress of gender equality in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in Vietnam. Beyond Words – Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy and Programming in Vietnam offers an update on this document, assessing progress in recent years and renewing recommendations. Whilst primarily targeted at Vietnamese policy-makers at national and local level, it provides a comprehensive case study of gender integration within climate change policy which has international relevance.

Beyond Words – Advancing Gender Equality in Climate Change Policy and Programming in Vietnam is authored by Miguel Coulier, on request of CARE International in Vietnam. It is one of the joint products of the organisations supported under the Community Based Climate Change Action Grants, funded by the Australian Government. It was designed by Louise Cotrel-Gibbons, and translated by Nguyen Thi Tam. Please note that whilst the production of this policy brief was supported by the Australian Government, the statements and recommendations above are the participating organisations’ own.

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