Taking Stock: Sexual and Reprouductive Health and Rights in Climate Commitments

Authored by: UNFPA

Categories: Global Public Health, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Climate and Environment, Sexual and Reproductive Health
Region: No Region
Year: 2023
Citation: UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund). Taking Stock: Sexual and Reprouductive Health and Rights in Climate Commitments. UNFPA, 2023.

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Executive Summary

A Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is a national climate plan, submitted by all signatories of the Paris Agreement, for reducing carbon emissions and adapting to and building resilience to climate change. As the NDCs support countries in a transformative shift towards a more sustainable future, they have the potential to create greater social inclusion and address the disproportionate impacts of climate change on women and girls.

This study, commissioned by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London, aims to provide an overview of the integration of SRHR, GBV, harmful practices and related themes in 119 NDCs. The findings provide an entry point for dialogue and action at the global, regional, national and local levels on the intersections between climate change, SRHR, GBV and harmful practices. This study also identifies the necessary actions for a more meaningful inclusion of SRHR, GBV and harmful practices in climate policy and action, highlighting gaps, opportunities and best practices to allow for stronger language on the aspects of gender and climate negotiations at the global level.