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Forests, Gender and Climate Change


A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions in forestry and climate change.This reading is part of a larger study on the gender dimensions of climate change in several sectors such as agriculture, biodiversity, consumption, disaster, energy, forests, health, migration, population, tourism, transport, waste and water. The reading specifically discusses the importance of women’s knowledge of local forest resources for providing livelihoods and how climate change may impact the same.

Students will learn about gendered aspects of forestry and agroforestry in several communities worldwide. They will also learn about the importance of women’s participation in forest related policy making, mitigating deforestation and climate change.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss gender dimensions of forestry and climate change.
  2.  How can women’s local knowledge of forestry be used to mitigate climate change and influence climate change policies?
About Tool
Tool Name Forests, Gender and Climate Change
Discipline Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Gender, Gender Studies, Forestry, Agroforestry, Deforestation, Sociology, Biodiversity, Public Policy
Climate Topic Climate and Society; Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance 
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate, Graduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by GenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted at GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website 
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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