Economic Effects of Natural Disasters, Chapter 6 - Women and Economic Dimensions of Climate Change

Elsevier, Economic Effects of Natural Disasters, Theoretical Foundations, Methods, and Tools, 2021, Pages 77-95
Hurriyet Babacan

By adopting an intersectional approach as a framework, this chapter unpacks the gendered nature of economic dimensions of climate change and identifies that climate change needs to be seen as a pervasive economic issue impacting differently on men and women. Drawing on research conducted in Australia and overseas, this chapter explores the critical linkages between climate change, women, and economic development and argues that women’s voices, leadership, and decision-making are critical to economic development and sustainability.