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Towards Localisation of Gender-Sensitive Approach to Climate and Security

The role of the entire UN System, including the Peacebuilding Commission, the Security Council, the UN agencies, funds and programmes, along with their partners, is to address climate change in a comprehensive and inclusive manner. This cannot be done without local women peacebuilders being at the forefront of climate security action. Local women's indigenous knowledge is imperative to respond to climate challenges in a gender- and conflict-sensitive manner. However, local women's perspectives are seldom taken into consideration by policymakers, who tend to resort to top-down decision-making. This reduces the UN's organisational ability to mitigate climate risks and adapt to the challenge of climate change in an inclusive and conflict-sensitive manner.

The resource below highlights the key findings and recommendations derived from GPPAC’s work on the nexus between gender, climate, and security. This is a working and living document that aims to summarise the current perspectives from the GPPAC network. It shares best practices known to us in integrating gender analysis in the climate and security debate and serves to support Member States, the donor community, and the UN actors in their work on advancing the work on climate and security through a conflict-sensitive lens.

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