Reading: Transport, Gender and Climate Change

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A short introductory reading from the GenderCC Women for Climate Justice website that summarizes the effects of transport on 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 gender differences in the use, patterns and means of transportation as related to urban planning and climate change. 

Students will learn about the gender differences in the transport sector in developing and industrialized countries. They will also learn about how transport systems need to be gender sensitive. 

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss the gender dimensions of the transport sector and climate change.
  2. Why is it necessary to consider women’s interests and needs in transport system planning?

About the tool 

Tool NameTransport, Gender and Climate Change
DisciplineSocial Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplineGender, Gender Studies, Transport, Urban Planning, Mobility
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