|Thematic Area:||COVID-19, Economic empowerment, Gender Equality, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Financing|
The EmPower: Women for Climate-Resilient Societies project, jointly implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Women and kindly supported by the Swedish Development Cooperation Agency, puts gender equality at the heart of climate action. Through UNEP, the project focuses on harnessing renewable energy to build resilient
This study feeds directly into UNEP’s COVID-19 strategic response- Block 1 (A transformational change for nature and people) and Block 2 (Building back better: Greening fiscal stimulus packages and accelerating sustainable consumption and production). More specifically- the findings and recommendations speak to Block 2B, addressing inequalities with a focus on marginalized and vulnerable groups, in this case being rural women in natural resource sectors and Block 3B and 3C, connecting with broader commitments to climate change and mobilizing support for green jobs. The results of this assessment are informing the UN Country Teams response and recovery as part of the national socio-economic assessments.