INSIDE STORY: Integrating gender in Peru’s Nationally Determined Contribution
Gender matters are intertwined with climate change, as the negative impacts of climate change differ not only according to geographic characteristics, but also the structure of socioeconomic groups and gender roles. Women are often more vulnerable to climate change because their capacity to adapt in the face of the risks or participate in actions that help reduce greenhouse gases is limited by their place in society. Hence, it is important to develop programmes and projects to mainstream gender-sensitive approaches in adaptation and mitigation.
Over the last few years, Peru has been working to include gender approaches in the preparation of the country’s NDC. This has been driven by the national and international context, and is set within Peru’s comprehensive climate change management framework. Peru’s approach does not solely focus on gender, but also includes “intercultural” and “intergenerational” considerations. This recognises that different cultures and ethnic groups, as well as different age groups including the youth and the elderly, are also impacted by climate change in diverse ways.
This inside story describes how Peru incorporated a cross-cutting gender perspective into the development of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). It highlights key steps in the process and lessons learned.
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Photo: Event participants at the “Let’s talk” event on the Framework Law on Climate Change (FLCC). Photo courtesy of Ministry of Environment of Peru (MINAM).