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.
|Title of host publication||Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications|
|Editors||Catarina Kinnvall, Helle Rydstrom|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon UK|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Hazards Disaster Risk and Climate Change|