Reading: Tourism, 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 tourism 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 differences in contributions of men and women in the travel and tourism industry- a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. 

Students will learn about the link between the tourism industry, gender and climate change. They will also learn about gender differences in transport use and access to mobility.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the gender dimensions of the tourism industry and climate change. 
  2. Why is there a need to have a gender sensitive perspective for climate change and tourism policies?

About the tool 

Tool NameTourism, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Tourism, Travel
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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