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Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations

Edited by Susan Buckingham, Virginie Le Masson

© 2017 – Routledge

280 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Susan Buckingham and Virginie Le Masson

Part 1: Structures

2. Moving beyond impacts: more answers to the ‘gender and climate change’ question

Sherilyn MacGregor

3. Integrating gender issues into the global climate change regime

Karen Morrow

4. Gender justice and climate justice: building women’s economic and political agency through global partnerships

Patricia E. Perkins

5. Gender and urban climate change policy: tackling crosscutting issues towards equitable, sustainable cities

Gotelind Alber, Kate Cahood and Ulrike Rohr

6. Natures of masculinities: conceptualising industrial, ecomodern and ecological masculinities

Martin Hultman

7. The contribution of feminist perspectives to climate governance

Annica Kronsell

Part 2: Case studies

8. Gender, climate change and energy access in developing countries: state of the art

Javier Mazorra, Julio Lumbreras, Luz Fernàndez and Candela de la Sota

9. Everyday life in rural Bangladesh: understanding gender relations in the context of climate change

Alex Haynes

10. Investigating the gender inequality and climate change nexus in China

Angela Moriggi

11. Revealing the patriarchal sides of climate change adaptation through intersectionality: a case study from Nicaragua

Noémi Gonda

12 Safeguarding gender in REDD+: refl ecting on Mexico’s institutional (in)capacities

Beth A. Bee

13 ‘Women and men are equal so there is no need to develop different projects’: assuming gender equality in development and climate-related projects

Virginie Le Masson

14. Co- housing: a double shift in roles?

Lidewij Tummers

15. Integrating gender and planning towards climate change response: theorising from the Swedish case

Christian Dymén and Richard Langlais

16. A gender- sensitive analysis of spatial planning instruments related to the management of natural hazards in Austria

Britta Fuchs, Doris Damyanovic, Karin Weber and Florian Reinwald

About the Editors

Susan Buckingham works as an independent researcher, writer and consultant on gender-environment issues. She has recently published a four-volume anthology on gender and environment and has edited five other books on environmental issues. She is currently working on the second edition of Gender and Environment (2000), which has been a key text in this area in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. She is currently the gender consultant to the EU research programme ‘URBAN-WASTE'. Susan is also a yoga practitioner and teacher and writes on yoga in research.

Virginie Le Masson is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), UK. Her research interests combine social inclusion, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Her research also looks at the sustainable development of mountain communities. Before joining ODI, Virginie worked with the French Red Cross disaster risk management programme in the Indian Ocean, and with a study abroad programme on climate change and the politics of food, water and energy.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography