This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.

chapter 1|12 pages


BySusan Buckingham, Virginie Le Masson

part I|108 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Moving beyond impacts

More answers to the ‘gender and climate change’ question
BySherilyn MacGregor

chapter 3|14 pages

Integrating gender issues into the global climate change regime

ByKaren Morrow

chapter 4|19 pages

Gender justice and climate justice

Building women’s economic and political agency through global partnerships
ByPatricia E. Perkins

chapter 5|23 pages

Gender and urban climate change policy

Tackling cross-cutting issues towards equitable, sustainable cities
ByGotelind Alber, Kate Cahoon, Ulrike Röhr

chapter 6|17 pages

Natures of masculinities

Conceptualising industrial, ecomodern and ecological masculinities
ByMartin Hultman

chapter 7|17 pages

The contribution of feminist perspectives to climate governance

ByAnnica Kronsell

part II|155 pages

Case studies

chapter 8|18 pages

Gender, climate change and energy access in developing countries

State of the art
ByJavier Mazorra, Julio Lumbreras, Luz Fernández, Candela de la Sota

chapter 9|16 pages

Everyday life in rural Bangladesh

Understanding gender relations in the context of climate change
ByAlex Haynes

chapter 10|16 pages

Investigating the gender inequality and climate change nexus in China

ByAngela Moriggi

chapter 11|17 pages

Revealing the patriarchal sides of climate change adaptation through intersectionality

A case study from Nicaragua
ByNoémi Gonda

chapter 12|15 pages

Safeguarding gender in REDD+

Reflecting on Mexico’s institutional (in)capacities
ByBeth A. Bee

chapter 13|15 pages

‘Women and men are equal so no need to develop different projects’

Assuming gender equality in development and climate-related projects
ByVirginie Le Masson

chapter 14|19 pages


A double shift in roles?
ByLidewij Tummers

chapter 15|18 pages

Integrating gender and planning towards climate change response

Theorising from the Swedish case
ByChristian Dymén, Richard Langlais

chapter 16|19 pages

A gender-sensitive analysis of spatial planning instruments related to the management of natural hazards in Austria

ByBritta Fuchs, Doris Damyanovic, Karin Weber, Florian Reinwald