Gender, The Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific

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This publication is the first Asia-Pacific report that comprehensively maps out the intersections between gender and environment at the levels of household, work, community and policy. It examines gender concerns in the spheres of food security, agriculture, energy, water, fisheries and forestry, and identifies strategic entry points for policy interventions. Based on a grounded study of the reality in the Asia-Pacific region, this report puts together good practices and policy lessons that could be capitalized by policymakers to advance the agenda of sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.




Gender, the Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific was prepared by the Social Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) under the overall leadership and guidance of Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP. Kaveh Zahedi, Deputy Executive Secretary for Sustainable Development also provided valuable guidance. Nagesh Kumar, Director, Social Development Division (SDD), provided substantive direction with a core team led by Cai Cai, Chief, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section, SDD, and comprising Diana Rodriguez and Maria Ann Mathew. Technical inputs were provided by Aida Karazhanova, Caridad Canales, Katinka Weinberger, Natalja Wehmer and Nobue Amanuma of the Environment and Development Division, Soma Dutta of ENERGIA and Susan Novak, independent expert. Additional inputs were provided by Noor Ali, SDD intern.


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