Just as the linkages between climate change and gender are receiving a growing amount of attention, the specific challenges that cities face in light of climate change are also increasingly recognised. Yet, climate change, gender and cities are rarely addressed together, despite the clear potential for tackling inequality and climate issues with well-designed urban policies.
GenderCC's new project, the "Gender Into Urban Climate Change Initiative" is currently addressing this interface in a number of pilot cities in Indonesia, India and South Africa. The project will run from 2015-2018.
The research project aims at supporting the integration of gender dimensions into climate policy, in particular in Germany. It provides a literature review and analyses interdependencies with other social categories, methodological issues and options for shaping climate policy and aims to further develop the tool of gender impact assessment. In particular it examines the added value of a gender perspective for mitigation and adaptation and develops recommendations for taking action.
It is conducted by GenderCC in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institute and the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) and will run from November 2016 to October 2018.