Protocols, Treaties, and Action: The ‘Climate Change Process’ Viewed through Gender Spectacles


Skutsch, Margaret M. 2002. “Protocols, Treaties, and Action: The ‘Climate Change Process’ Viewed through Gender Spectacles.” Gender and Development 10 (2): 30–9.

Author: Margaret M. Skutsch


This paper starts by assessing the extent to which gender considerations have been taken into account in the international processes concerning the development of climate change policy. Finding that there has been very little attention to gender issues, neither in the protocols and treaties nor in the debates around them, the paper goes on to consider whether there are in fact any meaningful gender considerations as regards (a) emissions of greenhouse gases, (b) vulnerability to climate change, and (c) participation in projects under climate funding. It concludes by suggesting some areas where attention to gender could improve the effectiveness of climate interventions and also benefit women.

Topics: Environment, Climate Change, Gender

Year: 2002

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