Gender and the Environment : Building Evidence and Policies to Achieve the SDGs

Year of Publication

2022

Based on the SDG framework, this report provides an overview of the gender-environment nexus, looking into data and evidence gaps, economic and well-being benefits, and governance and justice aspects. It examines nine environment-related SDGs (2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 15) through a gender-environment lens, using available data, case studies, surveys and other evidence.

Source:

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Author(s):

Geography:

Global

Type:

Case Study, Strategy, Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Monitoring and Evaluation, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy, Gender, Livelihoods

Gender equality and environmental goals are mutually reinforcing, with slow progress on environmental actions affecting the achievement of gender equality, and vice versa. Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires targeted and coherent actions. However, complementarities and trade-offs between gender equality and environmental sustainability are scarcely documented within the SDG framework. Based on the SDG framework, this report provides an overview of the gender-environment nexus, looking into data and evidence gaps, economic and well-being benefits, and governance and justice aspects. It examines nine environment-related SDGs (2, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 15) through a gender-environment lens, using available data, case studies, surveys and other evidence.