Gender and climate change

This paper examines gender-blind and gender-aware policymaking, explaining that even when policies appear to represent the interests of both men and women, they often privilege the male perspectives of the men who tend to comprise the majority of policymakers

Rebecca Pearse

2016

Scholarcy highlights

  • Climate change is increasingly being recognised as a global crisis, but responses to it have so far been overly focused on scientific and economic solutions, rather than on the significant human and gender dimensions
  • The promotes a have an equal voice in decision-making on climate change and broader governance processes and are given equal access to the resources necessary to respond to the negative effects of climate change; nowledge are taken into account; practical resources no longer exist
  • This first section explains what is in the SRC, the key issues addressed, the structure, and the processes that led to its development, as well as explaining key terms relating to gender and climate change
  • The report seeks to identify the nature of policies that will tackle the causes of climate change and enable effective adaptation, for those who are most vulnerable to its impacts
  • Experts in climate change debates, raise awareness and provide information related to gender and climate change, and develop advocacy positions and opinions towards climate change policy
  • The Eldis gender and climate change resource guide provides access to a range of documents in this area

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