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Gender and Climate Change Financing

Coming out of the margin, 1st Edition

By Mariama Williams


534 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This book discusses the state of global climate change policy and the financing of climate resilient public infrastructure. It explains the sources of tensions and conflict between developing and developed countries with regard to global climate protection policies, and highlights the biases and asymmetries that may work against gender equality, women’s empowerment and poverty eradication.

Gender and Climate Change Financing: Coming Out of the Margin provides an overview of the scientific, economic and political dynamics underlying global climate protection. It explores the controversial issues that have stalled global climate negotiations and offers a clear explanation of the link between adaptation and mitigation strategies and gender issue. It also maps the full range of public, private and market-based climate finance instruments and funds.

This book will be a useful tool for those engaged with climate change, poverty eradication, gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Table of Contents

1. The Global Climate Change Policy Environment 2. The Ethical, Equity and Social Development Dimensions of Global Climate Change Policy 3. Climate Change, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Issues 4. The Global Climate Change Financing Architecture 5. The State of Play of Bilateral and Multilateral Climate and market-based climate Finance 6. Gender and the State of Play in Adaptation Finance 7. Gender and the State of Play in Mitigation Financing 8. Gender Biases and Asymmetries in Global and Climate Change Finance 9. Private Sector Climate Finance and Gender Equality 10. Towards An Equitable and Gender Sensitive Post 2012 Climate Change Financing Regime 11. Summary and Recommendations

About the Author

Mariama Williams is Senior Programme Officer at the South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.

About the Series

Routledge IAFFE Advances in Feminist Economics

The International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) aims to increase the visibility and range of economic research on gender; facilitate communication among scholars, policymakers, and activists concerned with women's wellbeing and empowerment; promote discussions among policy makers about interventions which serve women's needs; educate economists, policymakers, and the general public about feminist perspectives on economic issues; foster feminist evaluations of economics as a discipline; expose the gender blindness characteristic of much social science and the ways in which this impoverishes all research - even research that does not explicitly concern women’s issues; help expand opportunities for women, especially women from underrepresented groups, within economics; and, encourage the inclusion of feminist perspectives in the teaching of economics.

The IAFFE book series pursues the aims of the organization by providing a forum in which scholars have space to develop their ideas at length and in detail. The series exemplifies the value of feminist research and the high standard of IAFFE-sponsored scholarship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies