Gender-responsive alternatives on climate change from a feminist standpoint

Maria Tanyag, Jacqui True

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This chapter provides an overview of existing research on gender, climate change and related crises to contextualise the impetus for the collaborative research with ActionAid. It outlines some key elements for a more gender-responsive climate change agenda. The chapter examines how feminist standpoint theory enables to re-examine the multiple realities of climate change through the analysis of how unequal gender relations originate, evolve and are sustained in the natural and social environments. It considers future scenarios and applications of the gender-responsive framework as well as suggestions for policy and community-level changes engendered by the framework. The state of gender research has also grown across various disciplines and geographic locations with case studies from the Global North and the Global South where the consequences of climate change and disasters are most apparent and severe. The policy shift toward gender-responsiveness in climate governance represents a significant momentum.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications
EditorsCatarina Kinnvall, Helle Rydstrom
Place of PublicationAbingdon Oxon UK
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780429424861
ISBN (Print)9781138354364
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Studies in Hazards Disaster Risk and Climate Change

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