Gender and Disaster Webinar #4: Gender and Climate Change

A global discussion conducted in English and Spanish



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About the Webinar

Topic #1: Meeting climate challenges in the US and beyond: Building on women’s leadership.  Following a brief overview of gender and climate policy, the discussion will focus on gender, mitigation, and adaptation with attention to women’s grassroots and professional leadership. While the presentation focuses on women in the United States, participants are warmly invited to share international experiences and global strategies for linking gender justice, climate justice, and disaster risk reduction. 

  • Presenter: Elaine Enarson (bio), Independent Scholar, Boulder, Colorado.


Topic #2: The mainstreaming of social & gender equality as a measure of “mitigation” of risks or adaptation to climate change in urban areas in the Valley of Mexico.  //  La transversalidad de la igualdad social y de género como medida de “mitigación” de riesgos o adaptación ante el cambio climático en zonas urbanas en el Valle de México.  The presentation offers a practical example, examining the perspective of citizen initiatives vs recent federal housing policies and their disassociation with the Cities Initiative on Climate Change in the Valley of Mexico in the last two decades. What worked for women and families? What did not and why? //  La presentación ofrece un ejemplo práctico, el examen de la perspectiva de las iniciativas ciudadanas vs recientes políticas de vivienda federales y su disociación con la Iniciativa de Ciudades sobre el Cambio Climático en el Valle de México en las últimas dos décadas. ¿Funcionó para las mujeres y sus familias? ¿que no se hizo y por qué?

  • Presenter: Cecilia Castro Garcia, Gender Consultant, Mexico City, CIEDIS (Research and Development Studies and Social Equality//Centro de Investigación y Estudios para el Desarrollo y la Igualdad Social,


This series is brought to you through the Gender and Disaster Resilience Alliance and EPI Global. Both organizations are committed to building awareness about the importance of gender impact on disasters.

To learn more about the Webinar Series click here.


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