22 June 2018
COURSE ON GENDER AND ENVIRONMENT

Open Online Course on Gender and Environment

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 Open Online Course on Gender and Environment was launched at the 7th GEF Assembly in Da Nang, Vietnam in June 2018. The course is the result of an initiative led by the Global Environment Facility and the Small Grants Programme in collaboration with the GEF Gender Partnership and UNITAR, involving IUCN, UN Women, UNDP, UN Environment and the Secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements that the GEF serves including CBD, UNFCCC, UNCCD, and BRS.

The course is meant for people working on environmental issues who are interested in broadening their understanding of the relationship between gender and environment, and to improve their ability to address gender in key environmental sectors.

This e-course is intended to provide the users with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender and to be effective changemakers for sustainable development. It offers facts and figures, and information global frameworks and key linkages between gender and the environment. The course 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.  

What will you learn?

  • What are the links between gender equality and environmental sustainability?
  • Which global environmental frameworks include gender?
  • How can gender-responsive policies and projects support environmental outcomes?
  • Discover what you can do to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters, chemicals and waste.

Access the Open Online Course on Gender and Environment via the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership Platform here.