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Anticipating the adverse effects of climate change and taking strategic action to prevent or minimise them.
A term to describe people whose gender identity or expression matches the sex they were assigned at birth (as defined by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash, see above).
A method that can be used to facilitate participation of citizens in urban and transport planning. A group explores the public space of a neighbourhood and collects information, e.g. on the quality of walking infrastructure such as sidewalks, accessibility of public transport, safety issues etc. See, for example https://participatoryplanning.ca/tools/exploratory-walk.
Refers to roles, behaviours, attributes and opportunities that society considers appropriate for women and men. Genders are socially constructed, learned through socialization processes and vary across culture/societies and change over time.
Refers to equal access to social goods, services and resources and equal opportunities in all spheres of life for all genders.
Refers to the fair allocation of resources, responsibilities and power without discrimination on the basis of gender.
An assessment of the differential impacts of a policy on all genders, sometimes called gender analysis. The goal is to prevent unintended negative consequences and to enhance intended positive gender equality outcomes. A gender impact assessment (GIA) is ideally carried out before a policy is adopted, but it can also serve as an evaluation tool.
Generally understood to be more than gender equality and equity. Gender justice requires fair distribution and recognition, along with an end to hierarchical gender relations and the transformation of societal and economic systems and structures.
Climate policies that take into account gender specific differences, needs and interests and aim to transform existing gender norms, roles and relations with the ultimate goal of achieving gender equality.
Strategic actions taken in order to reduce the drivers of climate change, i.e. cutting greenhouse gas emissions with the final goal of limiting global warming.
A gender identity that cannot be defined within the gender binary (the categories of woman and man). Non-binary people understand their gender as either in-between or beyond the binary, or they reject the concept of having a gender entirely (as defined by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash, see ‘Vibrant yet under-resourced, 2020, https://fundlbq.org/wp- content/uploads/2020/06/Astraea_MamaCash_LBQ_Report_VDEF-v2-SPREADS.pdf).
structure and ways of functioning, the capacity for self‐organisation and the capacity to adapt naturally to stress and change (as defined by the IPCC).
A simple way of mapping your stakeholders is to use two axes, one describing their power and influence over decisions, the other their interest and support for your ideas. So your get four quadrants, one for stakeholders with both high influence and support, another with supporters with low influence, a third with opponents with high influence, and the fourth with opponents who have little influence. Further information, for examplehttps://knowhow.ncvo.org.uk/organisation/strategy/directionsetting/stakeholder.
People whose gender identity or expression differs from the sex assigned to them at birth. Some transgender people identify and present themselves as either a man or a woman; others identify with a gender nonconforming or non-binary gender category. Transgender people identify themselves by many different terms, some of which are specific to local cultures (as defined by Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash, see above).
The propensity or predisposition to be adversely affected. Vulnerability encompasses a variety of concepts and elements including sensitivity or susceptibility to harm and lack of capacity to cope and adapt (as defined by the IPCC).