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Manuscript Submission Deadline 12 February 2022
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Women, particularly those in poor and marginalised areas, will be more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to social, cultural, economic, political and institutional barriers. Furthermore, the crucial role of women in adapting to and mitigating climate change is often under recognised. The Paris ...

Women, particularly those in poor and marginalised areas, will be more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change due to social, cultural, economic, political and institutional barriers. Furthermore, the crucial role of women in adapting to and mitigating climate change is often under recognised. The Paris agreement (2015) acknowledges this by calling for gender-responsive approaches to adaptation. Further, at COP 25 (2019), Parties agreed to a 5-year enhanced Lima work programme on gender and its gender action plan, which sets out objectives and activities under five priority areas that aim to advance knowledge and understanding of gender-responsive climate action and its coherent mainstreaming into policies and practices. As climate change intensifies, more and more women will become vulnerable and it is even more imperative to conduct research that addresses gender-differentiated vulnerabilities and to ensure gender-responsive approaches to climate change that contribute to advancing climate and gender equity at all levels.

Information on the impacts of climate change, and particularly in least developed countries is often homogeneous. Whereas the need for a gender responsive approach in understanding climate and weather impacts is acknowledged, the challenge of limited research data to inform policy and interventions persists. There is need to understand sector specific challenges as well as the appropriate communication channels and feedback mechanisms that will enhance the adaptive capacity of both men and women. Therefore, this special issue focuses on research that addresses gendered impacts of climate change, the associated vulnerabilities, and the gender-responsive climate change mitigation and adaptation approaches. It particularly highlights the transformative role of women in sustainable climate action.

We welcome submissions of original research, reviews, perspectives and methods papers that take an interdisciplinary approach to investigate this issue. In particular, we are interested in submissions that focus on the role of women as agents of change for innovative, gender-responsive solutions to strengthen climate change mitigation and adaptation actions at all levels.

We invite submissions on the following thematic areas:
• The gender-differentiated exposures and vulnerabilities of women to climate change impacts, and contributes to the five priority areas of the UNFCCC Gender Action Plan;
• Advances in theory, experimental design and methodology to address gendered impacts of climate change;
• Gender-responsive solutions to address key climate risks;
• The role of women as effective agents of climate action, and;
• Opportunities for mainstreaming gender-responsive climate action into policy and practice

Keywords: Climate Action, Women in Climate, Gender-responsive, climate change, policy, practise, gender equity


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