At the intersection of inequities: Lessons learned from CIFOR's work on gender and climate change adaptation in West Africa

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Gender is key to understanding how individuals’ and groups’ vulnerabilities and capacities to adapt and respond to climate change are shaped. Reducing gender to a comparison between women and men, however, risks painting an unclear picture. Effective and responsive adaptation planningneeds to take into account the ways in which gender intersects with other factors, such as ethnicity, economic assets and social status.

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Authors: Djoudi, H.
Subjects: climate change, decision making, environmental policy, forest management, forests, gender relations, politics, women
Publication type: Brief, Publication
Year: 2015

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