Gender and climate change

Our work on gender has currently two main focuses: First, we look at the role of gender in adaptation to climate change, with a specific focus on the nexus gender-migration in the context of global environmental change. The project GEM (Gender, Environment and Migration) aimed at investigating the gender dimension of migration as an adaptation strategy in the Indus basin (Gilgit –Baltistan and Sindh Provinces, Pakistan). Currently, we assess the role of international labour migration in building a sustainable future by means of a case study from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province in North-western Pakistan. The second focus is to establish gender as an intersectional analytical category in climate change and conflict research. The international network GCCN (Gender, Climate Change and Conflict Network) aims to bridge the three policy agendas of “climate change and conflict”, “climate change and gender”, and “conflict and gender”; taking into account the gender dimensions of conflict resilience and of adapting to climate change and their differential impacts on long-term sustainability at local, regional, national and international levels. We also look at the role of gender in adaptation to climate change, with a specific focus on gender dynamics in migratory processes (see "Climate Change and Migration")

Related activities

June 2014:
International Workshop "Gendering a sustainable future: Climate Change, Conflict and Water", United Nations World Water Assessment Program (UN WWAP), Colombella, Italy.

September 2013:
International Workshop "Gendering a sustainable future: Climate Change, Conflict and Genocide", KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, Germany.