Gender and climate change: mapping the linkages. A scoping study on knowledge and gaps
Some of key areas analysed in this paper include:
- the differential impacts of climate change on men and women, highlighting implications for gender in/equality.
- a gendered approach to climate change adaptation, drawing particularly on a recent study from ActionAid and the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) which centres around rural women’s own experiences of and responses to climate change.
- insights into the complexities of climate change mitigation, which emphasises the need to include women in developing and implementing mitigation strategies.
The paper recommends priority areas for future research and highlights some practical steps required to achieve more equitable, appropriate climate change policies and programmes. Some of the suggested areas of future research include:
- identifying and overcoming barriers to participation in decision-making
- identifying the gendered impacts, coping strategies and adaptation priorities of women and men in urban contexts
- identifying how gender affects people’s consumption and lifestyles.