Library Course

Introductory Course to Gender and the Environment

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations Environment Programme, One Ocean Hub University of Strathclyde

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  • Gender Rights,
  • environmental protection,
  • human rights,
  • climate,
  • advocacy
Target Group
  • Teachers,
  • Students,
  • Researchers,
  • Youth
  • English

This course provides an introduction to gender and the environment including in relation to issues such as access to resources and the exacerbation of gender inequalities caused by climate change.

This course was developed for the  e-learning platform InforMEA as part of the UN Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and the Law and Environment Assistance Platform. The course explores the extent to which gender equality has been addressed under international environmental agreements, as well as international human rights processes. Specifically with regard to land and terrestrial biodiversity, ocean, climate change, chemicals and freshwaters. Each thematic area in the course looks at issues such as access to resources, participation in relevant decisions, mainstreaming, and access to support.