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Efforts to measure the nexus between gender and the environment
Efforts towards measuring the gender-environment nexus in Asia and the Pacific

As women and men interact with the environment differently, measuring these interactions is important to understand their roles in environmental conservation and degradation, their diverse levels of preparedness and capacity to cope with disasters, and the enablers and inequalities that make them vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

This paper builds on previous work to advance the measurement of the gender-environment nexus in the Asia-Pacific region undertaken by UN Women and ESCAP. It examines methodological advances that have taken place since and proposes a revised set of regional gender-environment indicators, based on consultations with experts and national agencies in the region. The paper also describes country experiences to generate gender-environment data and outlines some next steps to advance the production and use of gender-environment statistics, across the region and beyond.

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