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Gender and Climate Change Financing : Coming Out of the Margin (Hardcover) (Mariama Williams)
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This book discusses the state of global climate change policy and the financing of climate resilient public infrastructure. It explains the sources of tensions and conflict between developing and developed countries with regard to global climate protection policies, and highlights the biases and asymmetries that may work against gender equality, women’s empowerment and poverty eradication.
Gender and Climate Change Financing: Coming Out of the Margin provides an overview of the scientific, economic and political dynamics underlying global climate protection. It explores the controversial issues that have stalled global climate negotiations and offers a clear explanation of the link between adaptation and mitigation strategies and gender issue. It also maps the full range of public, private and market-based climate finance instruments and funds.
This book will be a useful tool for those engaged with climate change, poverty eradication, gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Since the coming into force of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992) and its associated Kyoto Protocol (1997), there have been growing efforts by gender equality and women?s empowerment advocates, both at the governmental, inter-governmental and nongovernmental levels to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels are gender responsive.
While there is a small and growing literature on gender and climate change, the field is still relatively under developed and under researched. There is also very little focus analytical work on gender and climate change. The area of climate change financing and gender is even less understood.
This book seeks to contribute to the filling of this void. The book will undertake a comprehensive assessment and analysis of climate change financing and its gender dimensions.