Concurrent Sessions 6 | Feb 20, 2020 > (CS6-AI) Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Adaptation: Sharing Insights from Canadian and International Research (Workshop)
(CS6-AI) Exploring the Gender Dimensions of Adaptation: Sharing Insights from Canadian and International Research (Workshop)
Moderator: Cameron Hunter
Presenters: Amber Fletcher, Maureen Reed and Angie Dazé
The impacts of climate change will affect people in different ways, depending on their location and how they sustain their livelihoods, as well as a range of other factors including gender, class and ethnicity. If these issues are not considered in planning and decision-making, there is a risk that adaptation investments will be ineffective, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable communities and groups.
This session will draw on empirical research and practical experience in Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa to explore how gender and other social factors influence experiences of climate change and capacity to adapt. Three panelists will share insights from ongoing research on gender and climate change adaptation, including the intersectionality of gender with other sociocultural characteristics. The presentations will be followed by an interactive dialogue, where participants will discuss common themes and what can be learned from these examples to inform gender-responsive approaches to adaptation going forward.