Gender justice as the basis for sustainable climate policies A feminist background paper
The debates on justice in conjunction with climate policies have thrown the doors wide open for a topic that for a long while was underrepresented in climate negotiations: gender justice*. This is seen in the growing numbers of organizations that have taken up the topics of gender and climate and is demonstrated by numerous papers and articles. What is often missing – both in the organizations and in the papers – is a fundamental theoretical analysis that can be used as the basis for handling the perspectives of gender justice.
The Working Group ‘Women’ in the German NGO Forum on Environment & Development and genanet – focal point gender, environment and sustainability are both organizations located in and active primarily in Germany. They have taken up the challenge and are daring to undertake a first step toward closing this gap. They examine the topic of gender justice and climate in three steps and in three different aspects: