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23 July 2013

Gender and Climate Change: South Africa Case Study

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The climate change discourse has engendered considerable international debates that have dominated the environmental agenda since the mid-1980s. Currently addressing the threat of climate change is a global priority. In the context of the significant attention to climate change at global level, debates regarding identification of gender perspectives and the involvement of women in addressing climate change have arisen. It is believed that men and women will be faced with different vulnerabilities to climate change impacts due to existing inequalities such as, their role and position in society, access to resources and power relations that may affect the ability to respond to the effects of climate change (WEDO, 2007; Commission on the Status of Women 2008; Carvajal et al. 2008; BRIDGE, 2008).

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Source: Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network   (FANRPAN)

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)