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Gender and Social Consideration in Climate and Impacts Research and Services

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Gender and social disparity exists, with underrepresentation of women and minorities in the field of climate research. Disproportionate and often more severe impacts of climate on women and minorities is less explored and hence less understood. Men and women also identify, manage, and respond to climate risk in different ways. For example, most studies do not include gender disaggregated data, or consider how climate information impacts different groups of minorities and underrepresented populations. This is despite overwhelming evidence that women and minority populations, including indigineous peoples, have the ability to react, respond, and recover to climate related shocks, including natural disasters in very different ways. Additionally, often the gender and social disparities are not considered when designing and delivering climate services for increased resilience to climate change. We propose a collection of papers that addresses this topic directly in order to facilitate further discussion on best practices for gender and social inclusion integration.

The goal of this Research Topic is to showcase work that includes gender or underrepresented groups in their climate impacts (such as on health and food/water insecurity) and service research, design or delivery. In particular we would consider papers that use remote sensing and or GIS for improved assessments of climate and its impacts, including the assessment of risk and risk management, to address gendered or minority development issues. These papers will represent the forefront of climate services development and showcase replicable methods for including gender and social inclusion in research and applications.

We welcome original research, reviews, perspectives, or methods papers that address the following topics:
● The use of remote sensing and GIS to address development issues that are inclusive of underrepresented groups characterized by gender, ethnicity, age, and/or social status.
● The design of climate data services that are inclusive of gender or other socially inclusive data.
● How women, or underrepresented groups, respond to, and/or manage risk associated with climate or natural disasters.
● Improved understanding of disparity in climate impacts (in terms of health outcomes, food and water security, and disaster risk) on women, minority and underrepresented communities.
● Reflections, experiences, methods or best practices for the inclusion of gender or minority considerations into research design, or delivery.
● Discussion or case studies on inclusive climate impacts research and/or service design.
● Descriptions of service design that included gender analyses or participatory review.


Keywords: Gender, climate, social impacts, social disparity in climate, women, climate research, minority, indigenous peoples, climate services, gender and social inclusion, climate impacts


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Gender and social disparity exists, with underrepresentation of women and minorities in the field of climate research. Disproportionate and often more severe impacts of climate on women and minorities is less explored and hence less understood. Men and women also identify, manage, and respond to climate risk in different ways. For example, most studies do not include gender disaggregated data, or consider how climate information impacts different groups of minorities and underrepresented populations. This is despite overwhelming evidence that women and minority populations, including indigineous peoples, have the ability to react, respond, and recover to climate related shocks, including natural disasters in very different ways. Additionally, often the gender and social disparities are not considered when designing and delivering climate services for increased resilience to climate change. We propose a collection of papers that addresses this topic directly in order to facilitate further discussion on best practices for gender and social inclusion integration.

The goal of this Research Topic is to showcase work that includes gender or underrepresented groups in their climate impacts (such as on health and food/water insecurity) and service research, design or delivery. In particular we would consider papers that use remote sensing and or GIS for improved assessments of climate and its impacts, including the assessment of risk and risk management, to address gendered or minority development issues. These papers will represent the forefront of climate services development and showcase replicable methods for including gender and social inclusion in research and applications.

We welcome original research, reviews, perspectives, or methods papers that address the following topics:
● The use of remote sensing and GIS to address development issues that are inclusive of underrepresented groups characterized by gender, ethnicity, age, and/or social status.
● The design of climate data services that are inclusive of gender or other socially inclusive data.
● How women, or underrepresented groups, respond to, and/or manage risk associated with climate or natural disasters.
● Improved understanding of disparity in climate impacts (in terms of health outcomes, food and water security, and disaster risk) on women, minority and underrepresented communities.
● Reflections, experiences, methods or best practices for the inclusion of gender or minority considerations into research design, or delivery.
● Discussion or case studies on inclusive climate impacts research and/or service design.
● Descriptions of service design that included gender analyses or participatory review.


Keywords: Gender, climate, social impacts, social disparity in climate, women, climate research, minority, indigenous peoples, climate services, gender and social inclusion, climate impacts


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 January 2021 Abstract
15 April 2021 Manuscript

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15 January 2021 Abstract
15 April 2021 Manuscript

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