Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, public policy and action

1st Edition

Marjorie Griffin Cohen

Routledge
Published May 23, 2017
Reference - 322 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138222403 - CAT# Y307873
Series: Routledge Studies in Climate, Work and Society

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Summary

Climate change is at the forefront of ideas about public policy, the economy and labour issues. However, the gendered dimensions of climate change and the public policy issues associated with it in wealthy nations are much less understood.

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life. The book demonstrates the gendered distinctions in both experiences of climate change and the ways that public policy deals with it. The book draws on case studies from the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain and the US to address key issues such as: how gendered distinctions affect the most vulnerable; paid and unpaid work; and activism on climate change. It is argued that including gender as part of the analysis will lead to more equitable and stronger societies as solutions to climate change advance.

This volume will be of great relevance to students, scholars, trade unionists and international organisations with an interest in climate change, gender, public policy and environmental studies.

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