Virtue and Vulnerability: Discourses on Women, Gender and Climate Change.

Author:

Arora-Jonsson, S.

Editor:

First

Date:

2011

Region:

Global

Theme:

Gender and Vulnerability

Language:

English

Publisher:

Elsevier

Full Harvard Reference:

Arora-Jonsson, S. (2011). Virtue and Vulnerability: Discourses on Women, Gender and Climate Change. Global Environmental Change. Vol 21, I 2. pp 744-751.

A widely cited article that examines existing research on gender and climate change in the early 2010s. Two themes predominate – women as most vulnerable and more environmentally friendly. Empirical evidence shows that such assumptions are problematic. The pressing questions concern unequal environmental decision-making processes while new questions and context specific studies are needed to address the lack of hard evidence.