Reading: Forests, Gender and Climate Change

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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 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 the tool

Tool NameForests, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Forestry, Agroforestry, Deforestation
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
LocationGlobal
LanguageEnglish 
Translation
Developed byGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted atGenderCC Women for Climate Justice website
Linkhttps://www.gendercc.net/gender-climate/forests.html
AccessOnline
Computer SkillsBasic 
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