Gender & urban climate policy inside: Two new books out

Together with Kate Cahoon, I authored chapters on gender and urban climate policy of two books which are now available:

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“The Routledge Handbook of Urbanization and Global Environmental Change”
For more information, see Routledge.

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“Roots for the Future: The Landscape and Way Forward on Gender and Climate Change”, the new gender and climate change training manual published by IUCN and GGCA.
For more information, see the publication website.

Briefing book on gender & urban climate policy published

It’s finally completed and available in print and for download: My briefing book
Book Cover: Gender and Urban Climate Policy. Gender-sensitive policies make a difference
The handbook indicates ways for local governments to integrate the gender dimensions of climate change into the various stages of policy-making, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. It is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a starting point which introduces gender concepts and gender dimensions of climate change at urban levels, and offers resources, tools and ideas for action to decision-makers, consultants and practitioners. Moreover, it is to assist women’s groups and community based organisations to get involved in local climate policy and to advocate for a gender-responsive approach.

Download the briefing book Gender and Urban Climate Policy

Summit on Women and Climate in Bali

Attended the “Summit on Women & Climate” Bali, hosted by Global Greengrants Fund and the International Alliance of Women’s Funds in August 2014. It was an interesting and inspriring event in a lovely setting; yet it was not really focussing on climate change, but rather on women and environment in general.

Summit session


The most useful discussion on the topic of women and climate change took place at the very end:

  • How can climate funds, in particular from the Green Climate Fund, once operational, be channelled to women?
  • Can Women’s Funds play a role in this?
  • What can be done to achieve this?

The loveliest part of the event was the night session with the Balinese women’s gamelan orchestra and dancers.

Balinese women's gamelan