of gender issues and equity is needed from actors from all different disciplines, institutions, organisations and contexts.
However, gender analysis requires rigorous, in-depth technical skills of analysis, as in any other field. As well, efforts must be made to ensure rigour, depth and further strengthening of technical capacity in this emerging field. In-depth gender analysis cannot be a mere ‘add-on’, a box to check off, or a rapid method of “doing gender” – not if it is to accurately reflect
women’s and men’s complex gender realities in the face of climate change (ibid.). At the same time, gender awareness and promotion is critically valuable for political and environmental action, for creating gender-positive action that makes a difference, for challenging gender-biased and blind discourses and inequities, and for changing research and development agendas in gender-positive directions.
Finally, it is also worth remembering that women are not a homogenous category, that they are differentiated by age,