Gender equality in a new climate agreement

Briefing paper

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Date produced: 08/10/2014

This new briefing paper illustrates the basic legal tools and techniques available to the international community to strengthen gender equality via a new agreement.

Written by Linda Siegele and LRI Director, Christoph Schwarte, it outlines a set of technical options on how gender concerns might be integrated in a new climate agreement – namely, 1. Textual provisions 2. Subsequent decisions 3. New bodies and 4. Procedural rules.