A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the gender dimensions of climate change with relation to biodiversity and ecosystems. 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 traditional role of women as household managers, how they tend to use natural resources in the house, traditional knowledge systems and current gender gaps in the sector.
Students will be introduced to the role of women in household related natural resource use and decision making. They will learn the importance of women’s knowledge of local biodiversity and their efforts in conservation and natural resource management.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
|Biodiversity, Gender and Climate Change
|Social Sciences, Environmental Studies
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Gender, Gender Studies, Gender and Biodiversity, Biodiversity, Conservation, Natural Resource Management, Sociology
|Climate and Society, Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance
|Type of tool
|GenderCC Women for Climate Justice
|GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website