Gender and Social Impacts

Gender and Social Impacts(203)
Though Climate Change affects everyone, there are gender and sociopolitical and economic differences in impacts and adaptive capacities. For example, women from poor communities are highly dependent on local natural resource and often disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
16 June 2011

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD), Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are organizing the Second National Research Conference on Climate Change to be held at IIT Madras. The conference will cover major topics on scientific, technical, economic, and policy aspects of climate change relevant to India. The conference is intended to develop a network of climate researchers in the South Asian region.
The main goals of this series of conferences are to enhance capacity for climate research and action in India by:
a. Identifying existing institutions and activities that are engaged in climate-related work in India
b. Developing a common understanding of key issues
c. Identifying lacunae in science, policy, and action that need particular attention
d. Deepening and broadening institutional engagement, especially by engaging smaller academic institutions and NGOs in local climate related activities across all parts of the country
e. Strengthening a sense of ‘community” among researchers
f. Initiating a platform for a dialogue between researchers, NGOs, and policy-makers
 They are inviting abstracts from faculty and other researchers, students, and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, adaptation and mitigation. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the Indian context. Priority will be given to abstracts authored by individuals in South Asian organizations. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should also contain author affiliation(s) and contact details. Abstracts should be sent to

Chennai, India
16 June 2011

Will your organization stand up for Women on Climate Change? Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) Research Unit at Monash University, Australia, in collaboration with World wide Universities Network, Gender justice and Global Climate Change (G2C2) will gather an international community of researchers, advocates, policy experts and community activists in Italy, 15-16 September, 2011. Read more: International Gender and Climate Change Conference :

24 May 2011

Organized within the framework of the UNECE Water Convention for exchanging experience on adaptation to climate change in the transboundary context, this workshop aims to share practical knowledge and lessons learnt on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change in transboundary basins.
It brought together countries and other stakeholders engaged in activities on water and adaptation to climate change, in particular in transboundary basins with the following aims:
- share experiences and lesson learned on the technical and strategic aspects of adapting to climate change
- analyze specific challenges, identify best practices, success factors and lessons learnt -- from the assessment of impacts and vulnerability to the selection of measures
- exchange experience between the pilot projects on adaptation to climate change
- promote and discuss the implementation of the UNECE Guidance on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change.  Read more: Second Workshop on Water and Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins: Challenges, Progress and Lessons Learnt in Geneva :

Geneva, Swizterland


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