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Gender and Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayas of Nepal
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Author: Brigitte Leduc, Arun Shrestha, and Basundhara Bhattarai
Publisher: WEDO
Published Year: 2008
Theme: Climate Change Impacts
SubTheme: Women & marginalized groups
Description This paper explains how climate change is affecting women and why it is necessary to integrate a gender perspective into the design of national policies and mitigation and adaptation strategies. The first part provides some information about climate change in Nepal and about the Government’s efforts to address the issues arising. The second part examines the conditions and status of women in Nepal, particularly in the mountains, and provides some examples of how climate change is affecting them. Finally, the paper offers some conclusions and recommendations.
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