Gender and climate change impacts science policy

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gender and climate change impacts science policy

Gender and Climate Change: Impacts, Science, Policy by Joane Nagel

Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds up a gender lens to find out what has been overlooked in popular discussion, research, and policy debates. We see that, around the world, more women than men die in climate-related natural disasters; the history of science and war are intimately interwoven masculine occupations and preoccupations; and conservative men and their interests drive the climate change denial machine. We also see that climate policymakers who embrace big science approaches and solutions to climate change are predominantly male with an ideology of perpetual economic growth, and an agenda that marginalizes the interests of women and developing economies. The book uses vivid case studies to highlight the sometimes surprising differential, gendered impacts of climate changes.
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Summary. Does gender matter in global climate change? This timely and provocative book takes readers on a guided tour of basic climate science, then holds.
Joane Nagel

Gender and Climate Change

The challenges posed by climate change cannot be met without also addressing gender issues. Because their lives are more vulnerable even under stable conditions, women face greater risks when climate-related impacts droughts, floods, hurricanes disrupt their communities. Conversely, giving women more power over their lives typically results in more resilient communities. The descriptions of the twelve works listed below are drawn from copy provided by the publishers or organizations that released them. This provocative collection gathers essays and interviews from the leading lights of the international environmental and feminist movements to mount a powerful case that gender equality is essential to environmental progress.

This project seeked to analyze and better understand what influences policy formation and implementation and what role science and even scientists themselves play in national policy-making. On the one hand, the project examined the extent to which scientists are listening, understanding, and receiving feedback from policymakers and incorporating their needs into ongoing research. On the other hand, the project examined how national policy development incorporates scientific information and how information about policy impacts is fed back into policy development. Research activities looked at interactions and change at all levels, from rural agropastoralist communities to national government and research institutions and international climate negotiations. The project was focused around real-time analyses of science-policy engagement activities on pastoral and agropastoral systems in Senegal and Ethiopia. The platform included regular meetings with a dozen of stakeholders from Ministries of Fisheries, Agriculture, research institutions, farmers' and civil society organizations. In Ethiopia, studies were conducted on emergent interactions between scientists and policymakers where they were working together in interesting ways, for example, on the development of the Livestock Master Plan.

PLoS Med 15 7 : e This is an open access article, free of all copyright, and may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, built upon, or otherwise used by anyone for any lawful purpose. The work is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The Living Closer Foundation provides financial support for this fellowship. The funders had no role in the preparation of the manuscript or the decision to publish. Competing interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Impacts, Science, Policy, 1st Edition

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People, places, and production contributing the least to climate change will suffer the most. This calls for adaptation as a key climate change response. But adaptation is surrounded by problems. Finance is uncertain and fragmented, mainstreaming into development is complicated, and technical solutions often overshadow existing social relations and institutions. From a gender perspective, and as a critical research initiative to support the building of sustainability science as an umbrella field, this article raises three pertinent questions on adaptation in the global South: what is its purpose, how can development inform it, and what institutions in terms of rights and responsibilities are core to it? Focusing on sub-Saharan small-scale agriculture, three main points emerge. Regarding the purpose, adaptation should be a transformative pathway out of poverty, ill-health, and food insecurity.


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