Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations.

Author: Susan Buckingham

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317340614

Category: Science

Page: 280

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This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.
Categories: Science

Research Action and Policy Addressing the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change

Research  Action and Policy  Addressing the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change

The book heralds a new way of understanding climate change that incorporates gender justice and human rights for all.

Author: Margaret Alston

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400755185

Category: Science

Page: 282

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Research, Action and Policy: Addressing the Gendered Impacts of Climate Change presents the voices of women from every continent, women who face vastly different climate events and challenges. The book heralds a new way of understanding climate change that incorporates gender justice and human rights for all.
Categories: Science

Climate Change Gender Roles and Hierarchies

Climate Change  Gender Roles and Hierarchies

This book examines changing gender roles, relations and hierarchies in an ethnic minority community in Central Viet Nam.

Author: Phuong Ha Pham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429941436

Category: Science

Page: 144

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This book examines changing gender roles, relations and hierarchies in an ethnic minority community in Central Viet Nam. After decades of war, the community continued its self-sufficient way of life in this remote forested mountainous region, but in recent years has been forced to respond to severe climate threats combined with sudden and destabilizing socioeconomic and regulatory change. Through the use of both qualitative (interview-based) and quantitative research methods, the book offers insights into the complex interactions between climate, regulatory and socioeconomic changes – including, paradoxically, the emergence of significant problems for both the community and the environment in the wake of policies designed to protect the natural environment. Facing greatly increased food and livelihood insecurity, the women and men of the community were pushed into the mainstream market economy without being fully prepared to participate in an economy that is still very new to them. These sudden transitions caused major shifts in gender roles and hierarchies, opening up new possibilities for women to increase their social status in a highly patriarchal context, but also at a cost for both women and men as women’s burdens increased and men’s traditional roles and livelihoods were lost. The book examines recent trends, including unanticipated changes and new possible policy-related approaches, and draws international comparisons with other ethnic minority, indigenous and remote communities facing similar complex forces of change. This book will be of interest to scholars and postgraduate students of climate change, gender, environment, and public policy and development studies.
Categories: Science

Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

First, to explore why there has been so little focus on understanding gender relations in relation to climate change causes, effects, mitigations and ...

Author: Susan Buckingham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317340607

Category: Science

Page: 280

View: 369

This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.
Categories: Science

Global Climate Change and Food Security in Bangladesh

Global Climate Change and Food Security in Bangladesh

This book also analyzes the policy issues for overcoming the gender inequalities and backdrops of global climate change in Bangladesh.

Author: Hossain Akbar

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN: 3659786268

Category:

Page: 56

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The relationship between women and environment is closely related. It indicates a reciprocal relationship based on intrinsic knowledge, co-existence, mutual understanding and plural activities. It is pivotal for attaining sustainable development and ensuring justice and peace in the society. But global climate change poses a deadly threat to the livelihood of people especially women through breaking this relationship in Bangladesh. In a developing country like Bangladesh, women play important roles in household chores especially for food security activities. But women face double hazards due to gender inequalities and global climate change. This paper aims to explore the impact of climate change on women and food security in Bangladesh. It also examines the existing societal and cultural practices that impact on gender inequality and capacity building of women to ensure food security. The unequal gender relations and adverse impacts of global climate change contribute to jeopardize the livelihood of women in Bangladesh. This book also analyzes the policy issues for overcoming the gender inequalities and backdrops of global climate change in Bangladesh.
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Engendering Climate Change

Engendering Climate Change

This book focuses on the gendered experiences of environmental change across different geographies and social contexts in South Asia and on diverse strategies of adapting to climate variability.

Author: Asha Hans

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000335392

Category: Science

Page: 262

View: 440

This book focuses on the gendered experiences of environmental change across different geographies and social contexts in South Asia and on diverse strategies of adapting to climate variability. The book analyzes how changes in rainfall patterns, floods, droughts, heatwaves and landslides affect those who are directly dependent on the agrarian economy. It examines the socio-economic pressures, including the increase in women’s work burdens both in production and reproduction on gender relations. It also examines coping mechanisms such as male migration and the formation of women’s collectives which create space for agency and change in rigid social relations. The volume looks at perspectives from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to present the nuances of gender relations across borders along with similarities and differences across geographical,socio-cultural and policy contexts. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of sociology, development, gender, economics, environmental studies and South Asian studies. It will also be useful for policymakers, NGOs and think tanks working in the areas of gender, climate change and development.
Categories: Science

Training Manual to Support Country Driven Gender and Climate Change

Training Manual to Support Country Driven Gender and Climate Change

This manual is based on a series of workshops held in Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam and models the Asian Development Bank's operational approach of integrated country-driven climate responses in enabling ...

Author: Asian Development Bank

Publisher: Asian Development Bank

ISBN: 9789292572556

Category: Science

Page: 78

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This publication aims to provide trainers, practitioners, and policy makers of environment and gender mainstreaming agencies an understanding of key concepts and approaches to gender-responsive mitigation measures, strategies, and policies. It covers key concepts on gender and climate change and concludes with step-by-step guidelines for policy and decision makers to mainstream gender into climate policies and projects, with practical tools and exercises to support training on gender and climate change. This manual is based on a series of workshops held in Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, and Viet Nam and models the Asian Development Bank's operational approach of integrated country-driven climate responses in enabling gender-responsive climate action. It accommodates readers and training participants who are not familiar with climate change issues or gender concepts, and case studies herein can be adjusted to the country context.
Categories: Science

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

Women and Climate Change in Bangladesh

This book assesses the impact of climate change in Bangladesh, and presents the findings of a three-year, in-depth study undertaken at village level in different districts of the country.

Author: Margaret Alston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317684862

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 394

Bangladesh is by no means a high emitter of carbon, but it is nevertheless one of the countries most critically affected. There is a significant risk of damage to lives and livelihoods due to climate change in the form of cyclones, flooding and storm surges, and slow-onset impacts such as droughts, sea level rises and river basin erosion. Moreover, Bangladeshis are especially vulnerable as a high proportion of people live in extreme poverty. This book assesses the impact of climate change in Bangladesh, and presents the findings of a three-year, in-depth study undertaken at village level in different districts of the country. It examines national policies, contrasting them with what is actually happening at village level. It outlines the impact of climate change on livelihood strategies and health, and focuses particularly on the impact on gender relations, showing that although women have a significant role to play in helping communities cope with the effects of climate change, cultural customs and practices often work against this. The book argues for, and puts forward policy proposals for, recognising women’s active contribution and supporting gender equality as a critical strategy in global adaptation to climate challenges.
Categories: Social Science

Earth at Risk in the 21st Century Rethinking Peace Environment Gender and Human Water Health Food Energy Security and Migration

Earth at Risk in the 21st Century  Rethinking Peace  Environment  Gender  and Human  Water  Health  Food  Energy Security  and Migration

Thus, the book explores systemic alternatives based on indigenous wisdom, gift economy and the economy of solidarity, in which an alternative cosmovision fosters mutual care between humankind and nature. • Special analysis of risks to the ...

Author: Úrsula Oswald Spring

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030385699

Category: Science

Page: 641

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Earth at Risk in the 21st Century offers critical interdisciplinary reflections on peace, security, gender relations, migration and the environment, all of which are threatened by climate change, with women and children affected most. Deep-rooted gender discrimination is also a result of the destructive exploitation of natural resources and the pollution of soils, water, biota and air. In the Anthropocene, the management of human society and global resources has become unsustainable and has created multiple conflicts by increasing survival threats primarily for poor people in the Global South. Alternative approaches to peace and security, focusing from bottom-up on an engendered peace with sustainability, may help society and the environment to be managed in the highly fragile natural conditions of a ‘hothouse Earth’. Thus, the book explores systemic alternatives based on indigenous wisdom, gift economy and the economy of solidarity, in which an alternative cosmovision fosters mutual care between humankind and nature. • Special analysis of risks to the survival of humankind in the 21st century. • Interdisciplinary studies on peace, security, gender and environment related to global environmental and climate change. • Critical reflections on gender relations, peace, security, migration and the environment • Systematic analysis of food, water, health, energy security and its nexus. • Alternative proposals from the Global South with indigenous wisdom for saving Mother Earth.
Categories: Science

Gender Dimensions of Health Impact of Climate Change in Nepal

Gender Dimensions of Health Impact of Climate Change in Nepal

Die Veränderung der Umwelt sowie der Klimawandel haben direkte und indirekte Auswirkungen auf die Lebensgrundlagen und die Gesundheit von Menschen.

Author: Mandira Lamichhane Dhimal

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845293431

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Die Veränderung der Umwelt sowie der Klimawandel haben direkte und indirekte Auswirkungen auf die Lebensgrundlagen und die Gesundheit von Menschen. Das Ziel der Studie ist es, die gesundheitlichen Folgen in Nepal durch die Veränderung der Umwelt und den Klimawandel aus einer Gender-Perspektive zu erforschen. Dabei kommt eine Kombination aus gender-, feministischen-, sozialökologischen sowie sozial-epidemiologischen Theorien zum Einsatz. Die Studie bedient sich eines Mixed-methods-Designs. Die Daten wurden mit Hilfe von Literaturbesprechungen, Diskussionsgruppen, Fragebögen, Interviews mit zentralen Akteuren wie Experten und Politikern, sowie Diskussionen mit Gemeindemitgliedern erhoben. Die Studie zeigt auf, dass das Verständnis über den Klimawandel je nach Region und Lebensmittelpunkt unterschiedlich ist. Zudem wird das Verständnis durch soziokulturelle Faktoren wie Geschlecht, Ethnizität und Alter beeinflusst. Die Analyse von qualitativen und quantitativen Daten zeigt Differenzen im Zugang und in der Kontrolle von gesundheitsschützenden Ressourcen, der Teilhabe an politischen Prozessen sowie eine höhere Arbeitsbelastung von Frauen, wodurch diese einem größeren Risiko bezüglich Umweltveränderungen und des Klimawandels ausgesetzt sind.
Categories: Social Science

Climate finance and gender in the ground

Climate finance and gender in the ground

Key messages Financial mechanisms and climate change-related interventions should prioritize activities that are locally adapted and accessible for both genders, considering the different roles and constraints of each gender.

Author: Liswanti, N.

Publisher: CIFOR

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 8

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Key messages Financial mechanisms and climate change-related interventions should prioritize activities that are locally adapted and accessible for both genders, considering the different roles and constraints of each gender. Ministries responsible for climate action require a specifically tagged budget to enable interventions to be gender-responsive. The gender-specific indicators provided in this study can support ministries responsible for delivering climate action to include gender within the Indonesian KRISNA (‘Collaborative Planning and Budget Performance Information’) budget system. On-the-ground interventions need to acknowledge the necessity of integrating women and the poor as vital allies in achieving climate change adaptation and mitigation objectives – from the design phase through all stages of implementation – and translate this into pro-poor and gender-responsive strategic planning and operational guidance. Building the institutional capacities of stakeholders is required at all levels so that plans and actions can be synergized, and different finance sources can be combined to ensure positive gender and pro poor outcomes and the long-term sustainability of finance mechanisms. Gender-responsive budgeting needs to include gender variables in monitoring at all levels: this includes indicators for immediate and intermediate results that act as stepping stones in changing longer-term gender relations, therefore contributing to gender transformational change. Indicators need to go beyond the usual economic assessments, to look at the social factors related to decisionmaking processes, agenda setting, the representation of women in institutions, their access to assets and markets, and capacity building.
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Climate Change and Gender

Climate Change and Gender

As we move into the times of a changing climate and begin to live the reality of increasing temperatures, extreme weather events, food insecurity, changing disease vectors, increased migration, and so on, gender-differentiated causes and ...

Author: Ed Hemmati

Publisher:

ISBN: 184813391X

Category:

Page: 272

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Gender Relations in Early Modern England

Gender Relations in Early Modern England

The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences.

Author: Laura Gowing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1138475505

Category: Sex role

Page: 178

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Surveying court life and urban life, warfare, religion, and peace, this book provides a comprehensive history of how gender was experienced in early modern Europe. Gender, Power and Privilege in Early Modern Europe shows how definitions of sexuality and gender roles operated and more particularly, how such definitions--and the activities they generated and reflected--articulated concerns inside a given culture. This means that the volume embodies an interdisciplinary approach: literature as well as history, religious studies, economics, and gender studies form the basis of this cultural history of early modern Europe. There are new approaches to understanding famous figures, such as Elizabeth I, James VI and I and his wife Anna of Denmark; Francis I; St. Teresa of Avila. Other chapters investigate topics such as militarism and court culture, and wider groups, such as urban citizens and noble families. The collection also studies ways in which gender and sexual orientation were represented in literature, as well as examinations of the theoretical issues involved in studying history from the angle of gender.
Categories: Sex role

Water Security Across the Gender Divide

Water Security Across the Gender Divide

This book examines water security as a prime example of how the economic, socio-cultural and political-normative systems that regulate access to water reflect the evolving and gendered power relations between different societal groups.

Author: Christiane Fröhlich

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319640464

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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This book examines water security as a prime example of how the economic, socio-cultural and political-normative systems that regulate access to water reflect the evolving and gendered power relations between different societal groups. Access to water is characterized by inequalities: it depends not only on natural water availability, but also on the respective socio-political context. It is regulated by gender-differentiated roles and responsibilities towards the resource, which are strongly influenced by, among others, tradition, religion, customary law, geographical availability, as well as the historical and socio-political context. While gender has been recognized as a key intervening variable in achieving equitable water access, most studies fail to acknowledge the deep interrelations between social structures and patterns of water use. Proof of these shortcomings is the enduring lack of data on water accessibility, availability and utilization that sufficiently acknowledges the relational nature of gender and other categories of power and difference, like class and socioeconomic status, as well as their comprehensive analysis. This book addresses this major research gap.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture

Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture.

Author: Carolyn E. Sachs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429576355

Category: Nature

Page: 468

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The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture. Gender relations in agriculture are shifting in most regions of the world with changes in the structure of agriculture, the organization of production, international restructuring of value chains, climate change, the global pandemic, and national and multinational policy changes. This book provides a cutting-edge assessment of the field of gender and agriculture, with contributions from both leading scholars and up-and-coming academics as well as policymakers and practitioners. The handbook is organized into four parts: part 1, institutions, markets, and policies; part 2, land, labor, and agrarian transformations; part 3, knowledge, methods, and access to information; and part 4, farming people and identities. The last chapter is an epilogue from many of the contributors focusing on gender, agriculture, and shifting food systems during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters address both historical subjects as well as ground-breaking work on gender and agriculture, which will help to chart the future of the field. The handbook has an international focus with contributions examining issues at both the global and local levels with contributors from across the world. With contributions from leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners, and with a global outlook, the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture is an essential reference volume for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in gender and agriculture.
Categories: Nature

Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh

Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh

This book explores gendered perceptions of the Sundarbans Forest in Bangladesh, and the extent to which these perceptions are affected by extreme weather events (specifically, cyclones Aila and Sidr).

Author: Sajal Roy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811367762

Category: Social Science

Page: 101

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This book explores gendered perceptions of the Sundarbans Forest in Bangladesh, and the extent to which these perceptions are affected by extreme weather events (specifically, cyclones Aila and Sidr). Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Shora, a rural village in southern Satkhira, Bangladesh, the book explores gendered activities in the forest, especially women’s interaction with the forest resources. The findings present a clear picture of the Shora community’s local knowledge about the Sundarbans Forest, as well as the ecological and economic contributions for the forest people. The book makes a timely contribution to the wider study of gender, post-cyclone recovery, ecology and resilience.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice

In: S. Buckingham and V. Le Masson, eds. Understanding Climate Change Through Gender Relations. Oxon/New York: Routledge, 104–120. Lambrou, Y. and Piana, ...

Author: Tahseen Jafry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134978489

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 542

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The term "climate justice" began to gain traction in the late 1990s following a wide range of activities by social and environmental justice movements that emerged in response to the operations of the fossil fuel industry and, later, to what their members saw as the failed global climate governance model that became so transparent at COP15 in Copenhagen. The term continues to gain momentum in discussions around sustainable development, climate change, mitigation and adaptation, and has been slowly making its way into the world of international and national policy. However, the connections between these remain unestablished. Addressing the need for a comprehensive and integrated reference compendium, The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice provides students, academics and professionals with a valuable insight into this fast-growing field. Drawing together a multidisciplinary range of authors from the Global North and South, this Handbook addresses some of the most salient topics in current climate justice research, including just transition, urban climate justice and public engagement, in addition to the field’s more traditional focus on gender, international governance and climate ethics. With an emphasis on facilitating learning based on cutting-edge specialised climate justice research and application, each chapter draws from the most recent sources, real-world best practices and tutored reflections on the strategic dimensions of climate justice and its related disciplines. The Routledge Handbook of Climate Justice will be essential reading for students and scholars, as well as being a vital reference tool for those practically engaged in the field.
Categories: Business & Economics

Gender Climate Change and Livelihoods

Gender  Climate Change and Livelihoods

In: Buckingham, S. and Le Masson, V. (eds) Understanding Climate Change Through Gender Relations. Routledge, Oxon and New York, pp. 45–63.

Author: Joshua Eastin

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781789247053

Category: Science

Page: 241

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This book applies a gendered lens to evaluate the dynamic linkages between climate change and livelihoods in developing countries. It examines how climate change affects women and men in distinct ways, and what the implications are for earning income and accessing the natural, social, economic, and political resources required to survive and thrive. The book's contributing authors analyze the gendered impact of climate change on different types of livelihoods, in distinct contexts, including urban and rural, and in diverse geographic locations, including Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. It focuses on understanding how public policies and power dynamics shape gendered vulnerabilities and impacts, how gender influences coping and adaptation mechanisms, and how civil society organizations incorporate gender into their climate advocacy strategies.
Categories: Science

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries

Arora-Jonsson, S 2014, “Forty years of gender research and environmental ... Understanding climate change through gender relations, Routledge, London.

Author: Marjorie Griffin Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315407890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Climate change is at the forefront of ideas about public policy, the economy and labour issues. However, the gendered dimensions of climate change and the public policy issues associated with it in wealthy nations are much less understood. Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life. The book demonstrates the gendered distinctions in both experiences of climate change and the ways that public policy deals with it. The book draws on case studies from the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain and the US to address key issues such as: how gendered distinctions affect the most vulnerable; paid and unpaid work; and activism on climate change. It is argued that including gender as part of the analysis will lead to more equitable and stronger societies as solutions to climate change advance. This volume will be of great relevance to students, scholars, trade unionists and international organisations with an interest in climate change, gender, public policy and environmental studies.
Categories: Business & Economics