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From Knowledge to Practice: Advancing Gender-Responsive Nature-Based Climate Solutions

October 7, 2022

Nature-based climate solutions (NBCS) that conserve, restore, and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems hold promise in helping people adapt to the impacts of climate change. These two consecutive sessions aimed at helping organizations in Canada to advance gender-responsive NBCS for climate change adaptation:

Session 1: Implementing Gender-Responsive Nature-Based Climate Solutions

The Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) joined forces for a capacity-building session on advancing gender equality through rights-based, inclusive approaches to NBCS for climate change adaptation. The session included case study presentations and breakout group discussions with experienced practitioners.


  • Angie Dazé, Lead, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion with IISD’s Resilience program
  • Humaira Daniel, Climate Change Specialist, AKFC


Session 2: Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice Meeting

Global Affairs Canada welcomed organizations to a meeting of the Nature-Based Solutions for Climate and Biodiversity Community of Practice to discuss key principles, areas of focus, and objectives, in preparation for the first annual meeting during the 2023 International Development Week.


  • Céline Heinbecker, Director, Climate Finance Partnerships, GAC
  • Kerry Max, Special Advisor, Climate Finance Partnerships, GAC