World Environment Day Fay Gale Lecture - Gender and Climate Change

The gendered implications of climate changes have been evident across the globe, drawing attention to the way gender inequalities translate to significant and exaggerated disadvantages during major crises.

Drawing on research across South Asia, the Pacific and Australia, this paper outlines the factors that shape gendered experiences and outcomes and factors that might build gender transformative resilience.

Margaret Alston has undertaken numerous research projects across the Asia-Pacific region and within Australia on gender, climate change and the impact of environmental disasters on people and communities. She has published widely on gender equality issues, rural social issues, social work and environmental disasters including several books. She is Professor of Social Work at Newcastle University and Emeritus Professor at Monash University. She has established the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability research unit (GLASS) facilitating gender research and PhD study.


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