Engendering the Climate-Change Negotiations: Experiences, Challenges, and Steps Forward

Citation:

Hemmati, Minu, and Ulrike Röhr. 2009. “Engendering the Climate-Change Negotiations: Experiences, Challenges, and Steps Forward.” Gender and Development 17 (1): 19–32.

Authors: Minu Hemmati, Ulrike Röhr

Abstract:

The United Nations is formally committed to gender mainstreaming in all policies and programmes, and that should include policy-making processes relating to climate change. Yet gender aspects are rarely addressed in climate-change policy, either at the national or at the international levels. Reasons include gaps in gender-sensitive data and knowledge about the links between gender justice and climate change; and the lack of participation of women and gender experts in climate-related negotiations. This article shares insights and experiences from the international climate-change policy process, recounting the history of women's participation, demonstrating progress achieved, and hoping to inspire women and gender experts to get involved – at the local, national, regional, and international levels.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Gender

Year: 2009

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