Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Serials, Policy and Strategy Documents
Gender and Environment: Empowering Rural Women: Access to Land and Natural Resources - SDG Policy Brief No. 002
United Nations Environment Programme

Women constitute approximately half of the rural labour force and are economically active in each subsector of the rural economy. Their livelihoods are often based on access to and control over natural resources. The potential economic gains from reducing the gender gap translate into significant poverty reduction and improved nutritional outcomes.


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Manuals and Guides
Gender and Environment: Support Kit for UN Environment Staff
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this support kit is to help UN Environment staff understand the relevance of gender in their specific field and provide entry points for integration of gender in project cycle activities and communications. The support kit builds on the UN Environment Policy and Strategy for Gender and theEnvironment 2014–2017 and aims to provide practical guidance for strengthening gender considerations within UN Environment’s work.


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Reports and Books
Managing Peatlands to Cope with Climate Change: Indonesia’s Experience
Indonesia, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Considering the significance of Indonesia’s peatlands for the environment as well as for the livelihoods of the communities surrounding the area, Indonesia has prioritized its environmental strategy to restoring degraded peatland, conserving the remaining good peatland and providing alternative livelihood for communities living inside and surrounding peatland. Several measures were taken including issuing policy and regulations reflecting the commitment for better peatland management, developing institutional arrangements to deal with problems in peatland management, conducting research and development to better manage Indonesia’s peatland, and providing incentives for conservation and sustainable management of peatland.


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