1st Edition

Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change

By Jody M. Prescott Copyright 2019
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    The gender-differentiated and more severe impacts of armed conflict upon women and girls are well recognised by the international community, as demonstrated by UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions. Similarly, the development community has identified gender-differentiated impacts upon women and girls as a result of the effects of climate change. Current research and analysis has reached no consensus as to any causal relationship between climate change and armed conflict, but certain studies suggest an indirect linkage between climate change effects such as food insecurity and armed conflict.

    Little research has been conducted on the possible compounding effects that armed conflict and climate change might have on at-risk population groups such as women and girls. Armed Conflict, Women and Climate Change explores the intersection of these three areas and allows the reader to better understand how military organisations across the world need to be sensitive to these relationships to be most effective in civilian-centric operations in situations of humanitarian relief, peacekeeping and even armed conflict. This book examines strategy and military doctrine from NATO, the UK, US and Australia, and explores key issues such as displacement, food and energy insecurity, and male out-migration as well as current efforts to incorporate gender considerations in military activities and operations.

    This innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international development, international security, sustainability, gender studies and law.


    List of Abbreviations


    Chapter 1: Armed Conflict and Gender

    Chapter 2: Gender and Climate Change

    Chapter 3: Climate Change and Armed Conflict

    Chapter 4: NATO Strategy, Doctrine and Gender

    Chapter 5: UK Strategy, Doctrine and Gender

    Chapter 6: US Strategy, Doctrine and Gender

    Chapter 7: Australian Strategy, Doctrine and Gender

    Chapter 8: International Humanitarian Law and Gender

    Chapter 9: Gender in Military Activities and Operations




    Jody M. Prescott is a lecturer at the University of Vermont, U.S.A., where he teaches environmental law, cybersecurity law and policy, and energy law.