Gender Responsive Alternatives on Climate Change from a Feminist Standpoint

Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gendered Ramifications

Author/s (editor/s):

Maria Tanyag, Jacqui True

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Book chapter

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Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True, ‘Gender Responsive Alternatives on Climate Change from a Feminist Standpoint’, in Catarina Kinnvall and Helle Rydstrom, eds, Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gendered Ramifications, Abingdon: Routledge, 2019, pp. 29-47.

How do women contending with multiple climate hazards and disaster risks understand climate change? This chapter maps out the key elements of a framework that aims to strengthen women’s voices and leadership in climate change and related crisis responses. The first section provides an overview of existing research on gender, climate change and related crises to contextualise the impetus for our collaborative research with ActionAid. The second section outlines the three key elements for a more gender-responsive climate change agenda. In particular, we examine how feminist standpoint theory enables us to re-examine the multiple realities of climate change through the analysis of how unequal gender relations originate, evolve and are sustained in the natural and social environments. Finally, the third section considers future scenarios and applications of this gender-responsive framework as well as suggestions for policy and community-level changes endangered by our framework.

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