Doing Sustainable Economy at the Crossroads of Gender, Care and the Green Economy


Gottschlich, Daniela, Stephanie Roth, Ulrike Röhr, Sarah Hackfort, Dörte Segebart, Claudia König, and Annika Härtel. 2014. "Doing Sustainable Economy at the Crossroads of Gender, Care and the Green Economy." CaGE Texts No. 4/2014, Leuphana University, Berlin.

Authors: Daniela Gottschlich, Stephanie Roth, Ulrike Röhr, Sarah Hackfort, Dörte Segebart, Claudia König, Annika Härtel


"The goal of the collaborative project “Care, Gender and Green Economy: Creating research perspectives and achieving equity through sustainable economy” (CaGE) was to enhance the potential for innovative research on gender and care in economic studies and the environmental and natural sciences. Innovative approaches in these areas were identified and communicated using a range of tools (networking, a knowledge and communication platform, dialogues between researchers and practitioners, and CaGE texts) tailored to different target groups. The collaborative project, supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, was carried out in two components. The first component was devoted to identifying the linkages between care, gender and the green economy, and key actors took part in networking; integrative approaches were identified in the research on gender, care and the green economy, giving rise to strategies and recommendations on how to integrate gender dimensions into the research on sustainable economics and green economy, as well as how to further promote equal opportunities and gender mainstreaming in these research areas. An expert workshop enabled exchange between leading researchers in the field and helped to identify gaps in the current research. In a dialogue between researchers and practitioners, a range of additional actors from research, research funding bodies, and the field came together to discuss initial results and create momentum for scientific and social change. The component was conducted by LIFE e.V. with the help of Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. The second component focused on the areas of scientific institutions, care and the green economy, and the role of scientific institutions in integrating care and gender into the green economy. The aim was to develop strategies and recommendations for innovative science and research policymaking, to help create futuredriven scientific institutions and reveal and strengthen their role in social transformation processes. The research results were presented and discussed during a dialogue between researchers and practitioners. This second component was carried out by the Freie Universität Berlin" (Gottschlich et al 2014, 4/27).

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Approaching Green Economy
3. Approaching Care
4. Countering the Marginalisation of Care in a Sustainable Economy
5. Next Steps: Rethinking Economics
6. References

Topics: Economies, Care Economies, Ecological Economics, Environment, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming

Year: 2014

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