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Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

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Web Based
Free and Open Event
Duration of event:
2 Days
Programme Area:
Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change
Specific Target Audience:
No Fee
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UN CC:Learn Partnership, Global Environment Facility, UNDP, GEF Small Grants Programme, IUCN, UN Women, UN Environment, Convention on Biological Diversity, UNFCCC, UNFCCC, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
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Do you want to find out why promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment can help deliver better environmental outcomes and to figure out how you can do it? 

The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and become an effective change-maker for sustainable development. It will also give you facts and figures, and a better understanding of the global international frameworks related to gender and environment.  

It is a “one-stop-shop” for information and illustrations on gender dimensions linked to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, and chemicals and waste. All you need to know about gender and the environment!

After completing the course, participants will learn:

  • The links between gender equality and environmental sustainability,
  • Global environmental frameworks which include gender.
  • How to develop gender-responsive policies and projects supporting environmental outcomes
  • How to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

The course is structured around six modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Gender and Biodiversity
  3. Gender and Climate Change
  4. Gender and Land Degradation
  5. Gender and International Waters
  6. Gender and Chemicals

The course is divided into six modules covering the following areas: 1) Introduction, 2) Climate Change, 3) International Waters, 4) Biodiversity, 5) Land Degradation, 6) Chemicals and Waste. Each module takes an average of 1 hour to complete.

The course should be of particular interest to the following audiences:

  • Someone curious and interested to learn more about how efforts to address environmental degradation and promote gender equality can be mutually supportive.
  • A specialist working on biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.
  • A development practitioner working at the international, national or at the local level in environmental sectors.
  • A policy-maker or government official working on environmental policies and projects.

This self-paced free course has been developed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP), UNITAR/UN CC:Learn, with valuable contributions from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, among others.

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