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Linking Gender to Climate Change Impacts in the Global South


Part of the Springer Climate book series (SPCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shouraseni Sen Roy
    Pages 53-74
  3. Shouraseni Sen Roy
    Pages 75-91
  4. Shouraseni Sen Roy
    Pages 93-115
  5. Shouraseni Sen Roy
    Pages 117-137
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-157

About this book


This authored book assesses the spatial patterns of climate change and gender inequalities across the Global South, and analyzes the disproportionate impacts that climate change processes have on women in these regions. Though many books attempt to incorporate gender issues into climate change, this book examines the issue as a whole by addressing the relationship between climate change and gender from a number of perspectives. The book incorporates case studies from various regions of the Global South, a designation broadly defined as the countries of Africa, Middle and South America, and most of Asia including the Middle East. In the book's two main sections, readers will learn about how climate change affects access to regional opportunities and resources, the obstacles created by climate change that affect women more strongly than men, and how affected female populations adapt to changing conditions and protect their local livelihoods.

Section one, covering chapters 1 and 2, addresses the spatial patterns of climate change and gender inequalities/inequities across the Global South by analyzing long-term trends from the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Economic forum. Section two, covering chapters 3 through 7, discusses the critical issues related to climate change and gender inequality, and presents literature reviews and case studies in the Global South. The different issues and perspectives discussed include health, water and food security, education, conflicts, migration, participation in decision-making processes, and changing urban social landscapes. The concluding chapter discusses policy initiatives and makes recommendations to some of the gender mainstreaming through empowerment and participation. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to academics and policy-makers beyond just the fields of environmental sciences and gender studies, and may be adopted as a resource for graduate students and researchers.


The Global South Spatial patterns of climate change Gender inequalities Global Gender Gap Index Malnutrition Drought Food security Climate change impacts Subsistence agriculture Urban social landscapes

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geography and Regional StudiesUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA

About the authors

Dr. Shouraseni Sen Roy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Studies at University of Miami. She earned her MA in Geography at the University of Delhi in 1996, her MPhil in 2001 at Delhi, and her Ph.D. at Arizona State University in 2005. She has published one book and over 60 articles in peer reviewed journals, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Geographers, the American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Roy's research and teaching interests center on Climatology and GIS. Her work focuses on spatio-temporal patterns of precipitation across the Indian subcontinent, using advanced statistical GIS techniques to analyze trends in climatic variables. Research projects include: the impact of global teleconnections on the summer precipitation in India, trends in the occurrence of extreme precipitation events in India, diurnal patterns in the timing of winter precipitation in the United States, and the impact of cloud cover on diurnal temperature ranges.

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