Gender and Climate Change: Gender and Climate Change


Pearse, Rebecca. 2017. “Gender and Climate Change: Gender and Climate Change.” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 8 (2). doi:10.1002/wcc.451.

Author: Rebecca Pearse


This study reviews the literature on gender relations and climate change. Gender analysis contributes to our understanding of: (1) vulnerability and climate change impacts; (2) adaptations in different contexts; (3) responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions; (4) inequalities in climate governance; and (5) knowledges and social action on climate change. Overall, the literature has established that gender relations are an integral feature of social transformations associated with climate change. This poses a challenge to gender-blind social research into climate change. Without gender analysis, we omit key aspects of social life in a changing climate. It is vital that the gendered character of climate change is recognized and further explored in the social sciences and humanities.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Gender Analysis, Gendered Power Relations

Year: 2017

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