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Population, Gender and Climate Change


A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes gender dimensions of population growth 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 gender, demographics and population dynamics in climate change policies.

Students will learn about the importance of population growth in climate change mitigation and adaptation. They will understand the risks from climate impacts to women.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the gender dimensions of population growth and climate change.
  2. How can women play an important role in mitigating climate change?
  3. Why is there a need to have a gender sensitive perspective for climate change and population policies?
About Tool
Tool Name Population, Gender and Climate Change 
Discipline Population, Gender and Climate Change, Social Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Demography, Public Policy, Gender, Gender Studies, Population, Population Dynamics, Demography 
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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