Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Manila, October 2008


Smyth, Ines. “Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction, Manila, October 2008.” Development in Practice 19, no. 6 (2009): 799–802.

Author: Ines Smyth


The Congress on Gender in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (held in Manila 19–22 October 2008) was the Third Global Congress of Women in Politics and Governance. Its purpose was to provide a forum for decision makers to formulate gender-responsive programmes related to climate change and disaster-risk reduction. More than 200 people participated, including parliamentarians, representatives of environmental and women's organisations, and donor agencies. Proceedings focused on the fact that climate change magnifies existing inequalities, and in particular gender inequality. The Congress issued the Manila Declaration for Global Action on Gender, Climate Change, and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Keywords: environment, gender and diversity, Governance and public policy, East Asia

Topics: DDR, Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Gender Mainstreaming, Governance Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Philippines

Year: 2009

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