Competing Perspectives on Climate Change and Gender

Competing Perspectives on Climate Change and Gender

by Helena Alviar García
  • Cueillette au Sri Lanka. Crédits photo : Anton MishinCueillette au Sri Lanka. Crédits photo : Anton Mishin

Do environmental depredation and climate change affect women differently from men? This question has been asked by feminists and policy makers for at least half of a century and various schools of thought on this issue have emerged. These schools of thought are differentiated by economic vision and the role that women play in the economy as well as society at large. In the past decade, the link between women’s emancipation and the environment has been growing in importance.

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