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A gender justice approach to eliminating Sudan’s Savannah belt’s vulnerability to climate change

A gender justice approach to eliminating Sudan’s Savannah belt’s vulnerability to climate change PurposeArguing that a gendered invisibility surrounding climate justice contributes to the overall vulnerability and burden placed upon the ability of women from disadvantaged communities, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of developing a participative gender framework for climate justice with the potential to address the policy and programme vulnerability gap within climate change and conflict in Sudan’s Savannah Belt. Design/methodology/approachIn utilising gender responsive discourse analysis, along with setting out the history of gender engagement within social forestry, this paper examines both the method of Sudan’s REDD+ development and its content. FindingsThe paper’s findings demonstrate that the REDD+ programme in Sudan provides ample evidence of the importance of integrating climate justice and gender approaches to policy, programming and projects, through ensuring women and local community participation at all levels and interaction within policy and programme development, along with its implementation. Research limitations/implicationsThe paper is based largely on theoretical in nature, but did draw upon case studies and consultations, the author was involved in some of the research. Originality/valueThe paper provides a positive and arguably original example of Social Forestry within the Savannah Belt and its utilisation as a Best Practice that has fed into Sudan’s REDD+ Proposal/Policy Document, so as to potentially drive and streamline similar such initiatives across Sudan. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management Emerald Publishing

A gender justice approach to eliminating Sudan’s Savannah belt’s vulnerability to climate change

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1756-8692
DOI
10.1108/IJCCSM-06-2015-0085
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Abstract

PurposeArguing that a gendered invisibility surrounding climate justice contributes to the overall vulnerability and burden placed upon the ability of women from disadvantaged communities, the purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of developing a participative gender framework for climate justice with the potential to address the policy and programme vulnerability gap within climate change and conflict in Sudan’s Savannah Belt. Design/methodology/approachIn utilising gender responsive discourse analysis, along with setting out the history of gender engagement within social forestry, this paper examines both the method of Sudan’s REDD+ development and its content. FindingsThe paper’s findings demonstrate that the REDD+ programme in Sudan provides ample evidence of the importance of integrating climate justice and gender approaches to policy, programming and projects, through ensuring women and local community participation at all levels and interaction within policy and programme development, along with its implementation. Research limitations/implicationsThe paper is based largely on theoretical in nature, but did draw upon case studies and consultations, the author was involved in some of the research. Originality/valueThe paper provides a positive and arguably original example of Social Forestry within the Savannah Belt and its utilisation as a Best Practice that has fed into Sudan’s REDD+ Proposal/Policy Document, so as to potentially drive and streamline similar such initiatives across Sudan.

Journal

International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2016

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