State of gender equality and climate change in ASEAN

The regional flagship report analyses the gendered impacts of climate change in Southeast Asia and suggests ways to enhance and mainstream gender equality into climate-relevant sectoral policies and actions. Prepared by SEI Asia, ASEAN Committee on Women, ASEAN Secretariat, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and UN Women, the report provides specific recommendations to accelerate actions and enable gender equal and socially inclusive climate outcomes. Responses to climate change not only have key implications for gender equality, but can support broad-based sustainable development and poverty reduction. To do so, policy and practice need to be grounded in an understanding of how intersecting forms of discrimination and inequality, based on gender, class, ethnicity, migration status, age, disability, and other factors, create differentiated vulnerabilities and limit people’s ability to influence and equally benefit from climate action.