The purpose of this assessment report on gender equality and climate change is to analyse the gendered impacts of climate change and to raise awareness about the benefits of, and need for gender-responsive climate action. The study has two main objectives: i) to strengthen country-driven processes by presenting more evidence of the links between gender equality and climate change and analysing gendered impacts in the key adaptation and mitigation sectors; and ii) to provide country-specific recommendations about how to enhance gender responsive policy implementation and further bolster the integration of gender equality in climate-relevant policy areas. The study uses a combination-research approach comprising a desk review, semi-structured interviews with key informants, secondary data analysis and multi-stakeholder consultation. Using the Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) framework and the Global Gender and Environment Outlook (GGEO) of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the state of gender equality and climate change policy, the conceptual analysis consists of five fundamental components: driving forces; pressures; state; impacts; and responses. The study includes a sectoral gender-based analysis of four priority sectors - energy and forestry for mitigation action and agriculture and rural development for adaptation areas.