World Bank Gender Thematic Policy Notes Series

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This series of thematic policy notes provides an analytical foundation for the World Bank Gender Strategy 2024-2030. Each note summarizes key thematic issues, evidence on promising solutions, operational good practices, and promising areas for future engagement on promoting gender equality and empowerment.

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    Placing Gender Equality at the Center of Climate Action
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2023-01) Deininger, Franziska ; Woodhouse, Andrea ; Kuriakose, Anne T. ; Gren, Ana ; Liaqat, Sundas
    Women and disadvantaged groups tend to be more affected by climate change across various dimensions, including health, livelihoods, and agency. Gender gaps are increasingly seen as barriers to effective mitigation and adaptation strategies. Women are also critical leaders and participants of low-carbon transitions. This policy note investigates how gender equality and climate change intersect; explores programmatic experience on the gender-climate nexus; identifies promising entry points and solutions; and offers recommendations for development practitioners, policymakers, and businesses.