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Raising the voices of Pacific Island women to inform climate adaptation policies

Mcleod, Elisabeth and Arora-Jonsson, Seema and Masuda, Yuta J. and Bruton-Adams, Mae and Emaurois, Carol O. and Gorong, Berna and Hudlow, C.J. and James, Robyn and Kuhlken, Heather and Masike-Liri, Barbara and Musrasrik-Carl, Emeliana and Otzelberger, Agnes and Relang, Kathryn and Reyuw, Bertha M. and Sigrah, Betty and Stinnett, Christina and Tellei, Julia and Whitford, Laura (2018). Raising the voices of Pacific Island women to inform climate adaptation policies. Marine Policy. 93, 178-185
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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.03.011

Abstract

Policymakers and natural resource managers are increasingly recognizing the importance of broader geographic and gender participation in assessing climate vulnerability and developing effective adaptation policies. When such participation is limited, climate mitigation and adaptation polices may miss key opportunities to support vulnerable communities, and thus inadvertently reinforce the vulnerability of marginalized groups. This paper reports rich qualitative data from women leaders in conservation, development and climate adaptation projects to support local communities across seven Pacific Island nations. The results indicate the following priorities to support climate adaptation policies in the Pacific: (1) increased recognition for the importance of traditional knowledge; (2) greater support for local women's groups, including strategic planning and training to access climate finance mechanisms; and (3) climate policies that consider alternative metrics for women's empowerment and inclusion, formalize women's land rights, and provide land for climate refugees. Existing evidence is discussed which supports the importance of these priorities in the Pacific. Their input identifies research gaps in climate adaptation and provides important guidance for governments, non-governmental organizations, and development agencies leading climate adaptation efforts.

Authors/Creators:Mcleod, Elisabeth and Arora-Jonsson, Seema and Masuda, Yuta J. and Bruton-Adams, Mae and Emaurois, Carol O. and Gorong, Berna and Hudlow, C.J. and James, Robyn and Kuhlken, Heather and Masike-Liri, Barbara and Musrasrik-Carl, Emeliana and Otzelberger, Agnes and Relang, Kathryn and Reyuw, Bertha M. and Sigrah, Betty and Stinnett, Christina and Tellei, Julia and Whitford, Laura
Title:Raising the voices of Pacific Island women to inform climate adaptation policies
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:93
Page range:178-185
Number of Pages:8
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0308-597X
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Sociology (excluding Social work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 504 Sociology > Social Anthropology
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 507 Social and Economic Geography > Human Geography
Keywords:Climate adaptation, Gender, Indigenous, Traditional knowledge, Pacific Islands
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-99364
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-99364
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Type of IDID
DOIUNSPECIFIED
ID Code:16069
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
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Deposited On:23 Apr 2019 07:17
Metadata Last Modified:23 Apr 2019 07:17

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