Gender inclusive State Action plan for Climate Change (SAPCC) Kerala

A Gender Policy Framework for State Action Plans on Climate Change was submitted to the Central Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) by the Climate and development knowledge network (CDKN). Based on this policy brief, MoEFCC has asked all States to incorporate gender dimensions in SAPCCs. Kerala has some positive governance initiatives, which will help in framing a gender inclusive action plan. In the consultation to update the Kerala SPACC, it was agreed to consider gender as a cross cutting issue. It will be a challenge for each department to integrate gender in their workstreams and this needs to be supported with guidelines. A gender analysis of the key sectors is essential.