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Adaptation to Climate Change- Gendered processes, power and places in the National Adaptation Programmes of Action

Andersson, Tanja (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Global changes in weather patterns and environmental processes are bringing the climate change discourse from the abstract to the concrete. Through the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention, the global community has highlighted three key areas of urgent action. These are vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This thesis focuses on the area of adaptation, framing it within the contexts of gender and justice. The analysis is drawing on sources mainly from critical ecofeminism together with gender and development to consider the impact and aspects of processes, power and place within the climate change discourse. Through a critical reading of the National Adaptation Programmes of Action, an instrument for vulnerability and... (More)
Global changes in weather patterns and environmental processes are bringing the climate change discourse from the abstract to the concrete. Through the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention, the global community has highlighted three key areas of urgent action. These are vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This thesis focuses on the area of adaptation, framing it within the contexts of gender and justice. The analysis is drawing on sources mainly from critical ecofeminism together with gender and development to consider the impact and aspects of processes, power and place within the climate change discourse. Through a critical reading of the National Adaptation Programmes of Action, an instrument for vulnerability and adaptation needs assessment of the Least Developed Countries, it is argued that gender issues, and especially women's position, must be more explicitly illuminated and put in the context of power asymmetries and the feminization processes of poverty and survival. In this course of action, notions of the relationship between women and the environment must be critically and carefully applied. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Tanja
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
adaptation, climate change, ecofeminism, gender, justice, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1324113
date added to LUP
2007-01-09
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {Global changes in weather patterns and environmental processes are bringing the climate change discourse from the abstract to the concrete. Through the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention, the global community has highlighted three key areas of urgent action. These are vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation. This thesis focuses on the area of adaptation, framing it within the contexts of gender and justice. The analysis is drawing on sources mainly from critical ecofeminism together with gender and development to consider the impact and aspects of processes, power and place within the climate change discourse. Through a critical reading of the National Adaptation Programmes of Action, an instrument for vulnerability and adaptation needs assessment of the Least Developed Countries, it is argued that gender issues, and especially women's position, must be more explicitly illuminated and put in the context of power asymmetries and the feminization processes of poverty and survival. In this course of action, notions of the relationship between women and the environment must be critically and carefully applied.},
  author       = {Andersson, Tanja},
  keyword      = {adaptation,climate change,ecofeminism,gender,justice,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Adaptation to Climate Change- Gendered processes, power and places in the National Adaptation Programmes of Action},
  year         = {2006},
}