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Download  A new scientific publication on Surya. Real-Time Assessment of Black Carbon Pollution in Indian
Households Due to Traditional and Improved Biomass Cookstoves
.The cook stove project (Surya - Kenya) has been included as a success story  in the UN website: Rio+20: Future We Want

Gender and Climate Change Cutting Edge Pack

Responses to climate change tend to focus on scientific and economic solutions rather than addressing the vitally significant human and gender dimensions. For climate change responses to be effective thinking must move beyond these limited approaches to become people-focused, and focus on the challenges and opportunities that climate change presents in the struggle for gender equality

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The Green Economics: A Gendered Green economy! Women’s Unequal Pay and Poverty

This collection of essays, speeches & articles introduces both the costs of women’s unequal pay and poverty and also the green solutions and campaigns for gender equality and inclusion that are already making a difference. Edited by the award winner of global powerful women! Published by the Green Economics Institute Edited by Miriam Kennet, Judith Felton, Amana Winchester and Michele Gale D' Oliveira

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CCAFS, FAO Release Paper on Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture
30 November 2011: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released a joint paper titled “Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development.”
The paper notes the need for gender-specific responses to climate change in agriculture, and assurance that women are included in mitigation and adaptation strategies. It stresses the presence of synergies between mitigation and adaptation responses in agriculture and presents a framework and joint initiative by the FAO and CCAFS for examining gender differences in climate and agriculture work. Training materials from this initiative will focus on facilitating farmer exchanges, assessing the use of daily and seasonal forecasts, and catalyzing gender-sensitive climate smart agricultural practices. Products from the work will be available in early 2012. [Publication: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development]

Gender and Climate Change Adaptation: Tools for Community-level Action in Nigeria
This paper has been commissioned by CUSO-VSO, ICF Marbek , in partnership with the Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST), as part of the Building Nigeria's Response to Climate Change (BNRCC) project*. It is one of several publications of the BNRCC project, which are published in two Series, to encourage knowledge sharing, discussion and action on climate change adaptation. Copies are available from NEST by e-mailing They are also available electronically on these websites: and

Mainstreaming Gender in Environmental Assessment and Early Warning
The purpose of this study is to assist the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA), a division within UNEP, in meeting its goals of incorporating gender mainstreaming throughout the entirety of its programme of work, activities, and products.

Special edition of UNEP's magazine for the Youth - Tunza on Gender equity and the environment.

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Women and the Environment calls for greater recognition of women's role in conservation and poverty eradication.

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GEO Year Book 2004/5 - Feature Focus: Gender, Poverty and Environment highlights the Gender and Environment milestones.
Special edition of UNEP’s magazine - Our Planet on Women, Health and the Environment underlines their unique vulnerability to environment-related health problems, from water and sanitation issues to ones of indoor air pollution.