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Climate Solutions Guide

Our solutions guide on climate change, gender, and health brings together research, case studies, and best practices from around the world.

Here’s what you’ll find in the Guide:
Chapter 1: Evidence — 
Recent evidence about climate’s gendered health effects
Chapter 2: Solutions — Gender-transformative strategies and case studies
Chapter 3: Planning — Building integrated theories of change
Chapter 4: Impact — Indicators, tools, and metrics
Chapter 5: Action — Towards a more climate-resilient future

Reproductive Justice is at the Center of Climate Justice

From our decades of work on sexual and reproductive health and rights at Pathfinder, we know that ensuring women’s and gender diverse individuals’ bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom is a critical step in creating equitable communities. When individuals can freely choose their pursuits, live a healthy life, and adapt well to emerging challenges, they are better able to participate as full members of our communities—to innovate, advocate for, and engage in the climate solutions we need to thrive.

Local Climate Solutions

Building a more climate-resilient future means building a future that is more equitable and healthier for all.

At Pathfinder, we’re generating climate resilience through a locally led, integrated approach. Climate change threatens communities where we work. Our mission strengthens local climate resilience by first ensuring the autonomy of the individuals we serve. We respond to climate threats with programming that improves health and equity and offers local climate solutions through a rights-based approach. By tackling barriers to climate innovation, our programming enables more effective, inclusive solutions.

Mr. Long’idas watering plants outside of his family home. Photo: Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative and photographer Roshni Lodhia
Cover Photo Credits

Top row, left to right: 1) Amanesh Hunegho, 25, Midwifery, and Tejitu Shibabaw, 21, expecting mother at the maternity waiting room in Dinkara Health Center, Agew Awi zone, Amhara region Ethiopia. Credit: Genaye Eshetu. Isaura Gomez is a 16-year-old student at the Acordos de Lusaka High School in Maxixe, Mozambique. Her school takes part in the Pathfinder-supported Junt@s program that trains students to become peer advocates (known as activists) for sexual and reproductive health. Maxixe, Mozambique. ©Dave Cooper 3) Community taxi ambulance driver Jidinda with Agnes and her baby. Jidinda gave a ride to Agnes when she became unconscious during her labor as part of M-Mama, an innovative approach to address maternal health with ambulance taxis in six districts of Tanzania’s Shinyanga region. Tanzania. Credit: Sala Lewis. 

Second row, left to right: 1) Hamdiya Othman – Introduction to theatrical Show. Egypt. Credit: Medhat Saleh. 2) Sunita, Kamlesh and Sheelu Gupta live in Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. Credit: Sala Lewis. 3) Tsedach Tilahun, 23, is a lab technician at Gimjabet health center, Agew Awi zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Credit: Genaye Eshetu 

Third row, left to right: Mr. Long’idas and family portray a model boma (household) in the Naitolia village, Tanzania. Photos taken as part of our Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania project. The project is a partnership between Pathfinder International, The Nature Conservancy, and the Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative. © Roshni Lodhia. 2) School girls from Knosk School in Kuje Area Council of FCT share their experiences from capacity building and advocacy on digital technology. International Day of the Girl Child 2021. Nigeria. © Rain Vedutti Photography. 3) Reena and Vijay Kumar, a newlywed couple who live in Bhadawal, are clients of Sarojni Devi. Reena works as an Asha in Bhadawal village, rural Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. India. Credit: Sala Lewis. 

Additional photo(s): 1)Christina Joseph & Catherine Christophe sit with their babies in Tanzania. Credit: Sala Lewis.

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