Climate Change, climate change policy, development community, Gender, gender equality, gender sensitive, resources and vulnerability, united nations framework convention on climate change, voice and participation, women and men, Kenya
Promoting gender equality in responses to climate change

Climate change affects women and men differently and both women and men have different resources and experiences at their disposal to deal with climate change (including climate variability). It is therefore important that climate change responses are gender-sensitive and build on these different resources and experiences. It is equally important to analyze how gender is actually being mainstreamed in the practice of responding to climate change at national and local levels. This paper addresses these aspects using Kenya as an illustrative case and contributes to the discourse on gender at the nexus between the climate and the development community as well as in the implementation of policies into practice.

Added by View user profileSonia Hossain on June 6, 2011