Reading: Population, Gender and Climate Change

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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 the tool

Tool NamePopulation, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Population, Population Dynamics, Demography 
Climate Topic Climate and Society, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance
Type of tool Reading 
Grade LevelUndergraduate, Graduate
Developed byGenderCC Women for Climate Justice
Hosted atGenderCC Women for Climate Justice website
Computer SkillsBasic 
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