Climate change is imposing heavy costs on smallholder farmers and local communities whose livelihoods are based on natural resources - including in Nepal, where male out-migration places an especially heavy burden on women to navigate the changes.
Transitions to clean energy are compatible with sustainable and equitable development and women’s economic empowerment. However, in the absence of adequate policies, they may reinforce existing inequalities. A new policy brief summarises the evidence that supports and knowledge gaps that hinder clean and inclusive energy transitions.
This report for the GLOW programme reviews the evidence on women's economic empowerment in low-carbon transitions. It identifies the gaps in the evidence base; and recommends how GLOW and other research initiatives and funders may further enrich the evidence, and inform policy and practice.
This policy brief reviews how well women’s economic empowerment and low-carbon transitions are integrated in theory and in practice. It provides key recommendations for governments, international financial institutions and research funders.