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Used on Gender and Climate Change

We are currently working to develop an extensive bibliography of resources and scholarly work on the subject of gender and climate change. If you know of contributions that are not yet mentioned in the bibliography, or are working on a forthcoming publication on the topic, please contact us.


Agarwal, Bina. 1997. "The Gender Environment Debate." In The Women, Gender and Development Reader, edited by Lynn Duggan, Nalini Visvanathan, Laurie Nisonoff, Nan Wiegersma. New Jersey: Zed Books Ltd.

Agarwal, Bina. 1999. "The Gender Environment Debate: Lessons from India." In Gender and Politics, edited by Nivedita Menon. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Aguilar, Lorena. 2006. "Climate Change and Disaster Mitigation: Gender Makes the Difference." IUNC.

Aguilar, Lorena. 2009. Training Manual on Gender and Climate Change, IUCN.

Aguilar, Lorena, Ariana Araujo and Andrea Quesada-Aguilar. “Gender and Climate Change”. IUNC.

Ahmed, Sara and Elizabeth Fajber. 2009. “Engendering adaptation to climate variability in Gujarat, India”. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Edited by Geraldine Terry. Oxfam.

Ahmed, Syud A., Noah S. Diffenbaugh, and Thomas W. Hertel. 2009. “Climate Volatility Deepens Poverty Vulnerability in Developing Countries.” Environmental Research Letters 4, no. 3.

Alaimo, Stacy. 2009. “Insurgent Vulnerability and the Carbon Footprint of Gender”. Kvinder, Køn & Forskning 3, 22-35.

Anh, Tran Thi Van. 2008. Gender and Climate Change in Viet Nam- A Desk Review. Challenges. United Nations Vietnam.

Arnall, Alex, Katy Oswald, Mark Davies, Tom Mitchell, and Cristina Coirolo. 2010. Adaptive Social Protection: Mapping the Evidence and Policy Context in the Agriculture Sector in South Asia. IDS Working Paper 345. Institute of Development Studies. Brighton, UK.

Arora-Jonsson, Seema. 2011. “Virtue and Vulnerability: Discourses on Women, Gender and Climate Change.” Global Environmental Change 21, no. 2: 744-751.

Bankoff, Gregory. 2001. “Rendering the World Unsafe: ‘Vulnerability’ as Western Discourse”.Disasters 25, 19-35.

Bell, Michael.  2004.  Farming for Us All:  Practical Agriculture and the Cultivation of Sustainability. University Park, PA:  Penn State University Press.

Boyd, Emily. 2009. “The Noel Kempff Project in Bolivia: Gender, Power, and Decision-making in Climate Mitigation. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Edited by Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 101-110.

Boykoff, Max. 2008. The Cultural Politics of Climate Change Discourse in UK tabloids.Political Geography 27 (5), 549-569.

Braidotti, R. 1997. "Women, the Environment and Sustainable Development." In The Women, Gender and Development Reader. Edited by Lynn Duggan, Nalini Visvanathan, Laurie Nisonoff, Nan Wiegersma. New Jersey: Zed Books Ltd.

Brody, Alyson, Justina Demetriades, and Emily Esplen. 2008. Gender and climate change : mapping the linkages A scoping study on knowledge and gaps. Brighton, UK: BRIDGE (development- gender) Vol. 44.

Buechler, Stephanie. 2009. “Gender, Water, and Climate Change in Sonora, Mexico: Implications for Policies and Programmes on Agricultural Income-Generation”. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Edited by Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 71-86.

Carvajal-Escobar, Y., M. Quintero-Angel, and M. Garc ́ıa-Vargas. 2008. “Women’s Role in Adapting to Climate Change and Variability.” Advances In Geosciences: 277-280.

Cannon, Terry. 2002. "Gender and Climate Hazards in Bangladesh." Gender and Development10, no. 2: 45-50.

Dankelman, Irene. 2002. "Climate Change: Learning from Gender Analysis and Women’s Experience of Organizing for Sustainable Development." Gender and Development 10, no. 2: 21-29.

Dankelman, Irene. 2010. Gender and Climate Change: An Introduction. Earthscan Publications Ltd.

Davidson, Debra J. and William R. Freudenburg. 1996. “Gender and environmental risk concerns: A review and analysis of available research”. Environment and Behavior 28, 302-339.

Demetriades, Justina and Emily Esplen. 2010. "The Gender Dimensions of Poverty and Climate Change Adaptation." In Social Dimensions of Climate Change: Equity and Vulnerability in a Warming World. Edited by Robin and Andrew Norton Mearns. Washington D.C.: The World Bank.

Dennison, Christie E. 2003. "From Beijing to Kyoto: Gendering the International Climate Change Negotiation Process." In Advancing Human Security: The Role of     Technology and Politics. Halifax and Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada: 53rd Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.

Denton, Fatima. 2002. “Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts, and Adaptation: Why Does Gender Matter? In Gender, Development and Climate Change, Edited by Rachel Masika. Oxfam, London, pp. 10-20.

Denton, Fatma. 2004. “Gender and Climate Change: Giving the ‘Latecomer’ a Head Start.” IDS Bulletin 35, no. 3: 42-49.

Drinkwater, Michael. 2009. “We Are Also Human”: Identity and Power in Gender Relations. InRights-Based Approaches to Development. Edited by Sam Hickey and Diana Mitlin. Sterling, VA: Kumarian Press, pp. 145-164.

Enarson, Elaine and P.G. Dhar Chakrabarti. Women, Gender and Disaster: Global Issues and Initiatives. London: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd 2009.

Flynn, J., Slovic, P. and Mertz, C. K. 1994. “Gender, Race, and Perception of Environmental Health Risks”. Risk Analysis, 14: 1101–1108.

Goldsworthy, Heather. 2010. “Women, Global Environmental Change, and Human Security”. In Global Environmental Change and Human Security. Eds Richard A. Matthew, Jon Barnett, Bryan McDonald, and Karen O’Brien. Cambridge and London: MIT Press, pp. 215-236.

Harding, Sandra.  2008.  Sciences from Below: Feminisms, Postcolonalities, and Modernities.  Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hayward, Bronwyn. 2008. “Let’s Talk about the Weather: Decentering Democratic Debate about Climate Change.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 23, no. 3: 79-98.

Hemmati, Minu, and Ulrike Rohr. 2009. “Engendering the Climate-Change Negotiations: Experiences, Challenges, and Steps Forward.” Gender & Development 17, no. 1: 19-32.

IDSR. 2008. Gender Perspectives : Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into Climate Change Adaptation-Good Practices and Lessons Learned. Strategy.

Islam, Rafiqul. 2009. “Climate Change induced Disasters and Gender Dimensions: Perspective Bangladesh.” Peace and Conflict Monitor.

Johnsson-Latham, Gerd. 2010. “Why More Attention to Gender and Class Can Help Combat Climate Change and Poverty”. In Gender and Climate Change: An Introduction. Ed. Irene Dankelman. London and Sterling, VA: Earthscan, pp. 212-222.

Jones, Lindsey, Susanne Jaspers, Sara Pavanello, Eva Ludi, Rachel Slater, Alex Arnall, Natasha Grist, and Sobona Mtisi. 2010. Responding to a Changing Climate: Exploring How Disaster Risk Reduction, Social Protection and Livelihoods Approaches Promote Features of Adaptive Capacity. Working Paper 319. Overseas Development Institute, London.

Khamis, Marion, Tamara Plush, and Carmen Sepúlveda Zelays. 2009. “Women’s Rights and Climate Change: Using Video as a Tool for Empowerment in Nepal”. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Ed. Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 143-154.

Lambrou, Yianna and Grazia Piana. 2006. “Energy and Gender in Rural Sustainable Development”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Lambrou, Yianna and Grazia Piana. 2005. “Gender: The Missing Component in the Response to Climate Change”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Lambrou, Yianna and Sibyl Nelson. 2010. “Farmers in a Changing Climate: Does Gender Matter? Food Security in Andhra Pradesh, India”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Lane, Ruth and Rebecca McNaught. 2009. “Building gendered approaches to adaptation in the Pacific”. Climate Change and Gender Justice. Edited by Geraldine Terry. Oxfam.

Larson, Mary Jo. 2002. “Transforming Power Relationships: Building Capacity for Ecological Security”. Gender and Development. 10, no. 2: 92-101.

MacGregor, Sherilyn. 2010. A Stranger Silence Still: The Need for Feminist Social Research on Climate Change. Sociological Review 124-140.

Makhabane, Tieho. 2002. “Promoting the Role of Women in Sustainable Energy Development in Africa: Networking and Capacity-Building”. Gender and Development. 10, no. 2: 84-91.

Manzo, Kate 2010. Imagining Vulnerability: The Iconography of Climate Change. Area 42 (1), 96-110.

Masika, Rachel. 2002. “Gender, Development, and Climate Change”. Oxfam Focus on Gender Series.

Mazurana, Dyan, Prisca Benelli, Huma Gupta and Peter Walker. 2011. “Sex and Age Matter: Improving Humanitarian Response in Emergencies.” Feinstein International Center, Tufts University.

Nelson, Julie A.  2008. “Economists, Value Judgments, and Climate Change: A View from Feminist Economics”. Ecological Economics.  65, 3: 441-447.

Nelson, Valarie, Kate Meadows, Terry Cannon, John Morton, and Adrienne Martin. 2002. “Uncertain Predictions, Invisible Impacts, and the Need to Mainstream Gender in Climate Change Adaptations” Gender and Development. 10, no. 2: 51-59.

Nelson, Valerie and Tanya Stathers. 2009. “Resilience, Power, Culture, and Climate: A Case Study from Semi-Arid Tanzania, and New Research Direction”. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Ed. Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 57-70.

O'Brien, Karen, Bronwyn Mary Hayward, and Fikret Berkes. 2009. “Rethinking Social Contracts: Building Resilience in a Changing Climate”. Ecology and Society 14 (2), 12.

Pettengell, Catehrine. 2010. Climate Change Adaptation: Enabling People Living in Poverty to Adapt. Oxfam International Research Report, Oxfam International.

Randall, Rosemary. 2009. “Loss and Climate Change: The Cost of Parallel Narratives”. Ecopsychology 1 (3), 118-129.

Ray-Bennett, Nibedita. 2010. The Role of Microcredit in Reducing Women’s Vulnerabilities to Multiple Disasters. Disasters 34 (1), 240-260.

Reyes, Rosa Rivero. 2009. Gendering responses to El Niño in rural Peru. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Ed. Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 27-38.

Rocheleau, Diane, Barbara Thomas-Slayter, and Esther Wangari. 1996. “Gender and Environment: a Feminist Political Ecology Perspective”. In Feminist Political Ecology: Global Issues and Local Experiences. Eds. Diane Rocheleau, Barbara Thomas-Slayter, and Esther Wangari. Routledge, New York, pp. 3-23.

Rossi, Andrea and Yianna Lambrou. 2008. “Gender and Equity Issues in Liquid Biofuels Production Minimizing the Risks to Maximize the Opportunities”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Roy, Marlene and Henry David Venema. 2009. Reducing Risk and Vulnerability to Climate Change in India: The Capabilities Approach. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Ed. Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 19-26.

Sallu, Susannah K., Chasca Twyman , and Lindsay C. Stringer. 2010. Resilient or Vulnerable Livelihoods? Assessing livelihood dynamics and trajectories in rural Botswana. Ecology and Society 15(4): 3.

Schroeder, Richard. 1999. Shady Practices: Agroforestry and Gender Politics in the Gambia. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Seager, Joni. 2009. Death by degrees: Taking a feminist hard look at the 2º climate policy.Kvinder, Køn & Forskning 3, 11-21.

Skutsch, Margaret M. 2002. “Protocols, Treaties, and Action: The 'Climate Change Process' Viewed through Gender Spectacles”. Gender and Development. 10, no. 2: 30-39.

Slovic, Paul. 1999. Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics, and Science:  Surveying the Risk-Assessment Battlefield. Risk Analysis 19 (4): 689-701.

Tandon, Nidhi. 2009. The Bio-Fuel Frenzy: What Options for Rural Women? A Case of Rural Development Schizophrenia. In Climate Change and Gender Justice. Ed. Geraldine Terry. Oxfam. Oxford, pp. 127-142.

Terry, Geraldine. 2009. “No Climate Justice Without Gender Justice: An Overview of the Issue”. Gender and Development 17 (1), 5-18.

Tschakert, Petra and Kathleen Ann Dietrich. 2010. “Anticipatory Learning for Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience”. Ecology and Society 15 (2), 11.

Tuana, Nancy.  2007. “Viscous Porosities: Witnessing Katrina”. In Material Feminisms. Eds. Stacy Alaimo and Susan J. Hekman.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Villagrasa, Delia. 2002. “Kyoto Protocol Negotiations: Reflections on the Role of Women”.Gender and Development. 10, no. 2: 40-44.

Wong, Sam. 2009. “Climate change and Sustainable Technology: Re-linking Poverty, Gender, and Governance”. Climate Change and Gender Justice. Edited by Geraldine Terry. Oxfam.