Enhancing Women-Focused Investments In Climate And Disaster Resilience
Women play important roles for leading actions to strengthen resilience to disaster and climate-related shocks and stresses, especially at the local level. Such actions create transformational change by challenging
existing standards and paradigms and concur with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. However, investments in such
actions remain limited.
This report focuses on women as agents of change for resilient development, and argues for more investments in enhancing their capacities. Women-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience
require tackling multiple vulnerabilities and discriminations that women and girls face in the near and longer term. Such investments should be undertaken in all sectors—agriculture and livelihoods, urban, energy,
water resources, finance, and social protection—and require political will, technical capacity, wide-ranging partnerships, and longer-term commitment.
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