When researching the interaction between natural resources and humans, it is essential to incorporate a gender perspective to ensure non-biased results as established in Horizon 2020.

This e-discussion aims to bring together current approaches for incorporating gender into climate action and environmental research broadly understood. It aims to provide concrete examples about how a gender perspective not only can be integrated into research projects under the H2020 call “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” but also contributes to produce better quality research, with a higher impact and social relevance. The online discussion is aimed at both gender and non-gender experts, particularly researchers in natural and life sciences.

The discussion will take place over two days. During the first session, invited experts will outline recent developments for thinking together gender and climate action. The second session will go into concrete examples and ways to integrate a gender perspective into research. Participants are invited to actively participate in the discussion presenting their own research, methodologies or ask the expert panel directly.



23 February 2016

14:00 – 17:00 CET

Setting the Scene: Recent Developments, Thematic Approaches and Focus, Related Topics and Scientific Fields regarding Gender and Climate Change


24 February 2016

14:00 – 17:00 CET

Benefits and implications of incorporating a gender perspective in climate and environmental research.

Methodological challenges and advances.

Best practice examples.



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Participating experts

Amber Fletcher, Ph.D. (University of Regina, Canada)

Dr. Elaine Enarson (Independent Scholar, USA)

Gotelind Alber (GenderCC-Women forClimate Justice, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Halsnæs (Technical University Denmark)

Prof. Dr. Margaret Alston (Monash Univ., Australia)

Ulrike Röhr (GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice, Germany)

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