Engendering Climate Change: The Swedish Experience of a Global Citizens Consultation
2014 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, ISSN 1523-908X, E-ISSN 1522-7200, Vol. 16, no 2, 161-181 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Research on gender dimensions of climate change response is needed if we are to succeed in providing decision-makers with a relevant scientific basis for climate change policy. Although action at the municipal level has become a high priority for Swedish climate change response, knowledge of how gender perspectives affect that response is scarce. This paper contributes knowledge of how to integrate a gender perspective in planning for climate change response, through the modification and application of a system of gender categorization that was originally developed for evaluating the World Bank's performance of environmental impact assessments. That system is used, in this paper, to analyse the Swedish component of a global citizen consultation, World Wide Views on Global Warming. The research is based on analysis of our participation in the World Wide Views as well as interviews and documentation. A conclusion from our analysis is that the Swedish part of the citizen consultation was driven by an approach that, according to the system of gender categorization, strongly demonstrated both feminine and masculine attributes. The results show that an approach that incorporates not only masculine attributes, but also feminine ones, is likely to generate a more robust and concrete climate change response.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 16, no 2, 161-181 p.
Gender, climate change, planning
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject Planning and Decision Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-141205DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2013.824379ISI: 000338010500002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84902504755OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-141205DiVA: diva2:695769
QC 201406182014-02-122014-02-122014-08-06Bibliographically approved