LUCSUS Seminar: Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States
Welcome to a seminar about gender, intersectionality and climate institutions in industrialised states with Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir.
Intersectional research on climate change has hitherto to a large extent focused on the global South, e.g., on the gendered vulnerability to climate change (Kinnvall and Rydström 2019). While such research highlights the serious gendered effects of climate change, further research on these matters with a focus on the global North is needed as research also confirms climate relevant social differences in the global North (Magnusdottir and Kronsell 2015, 2016, Singlet at on and Magnusdottir 2021). If social differences are left unattended, climate policy will likely reinforce existing inequalities, but it will also risk overlooking differential effects and ending up becoming ineffective and give rise to protests among groups who feel unjustifiably challenged by climate policies and decisions.
The presentation discusses a newly published book, Gender Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States, edited by Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir and Annica Kronsell (Routledge 2021). The book explores how formal and informal climate institutions work with gender and other intersecting social categories. The book is available Open Access at taylorfrancis.com.
The book is connected to a four-year research project titled; Intersectionality and Climate Policy-making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare State.
Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir is an Associate Professor in Political Science and Deputy Head of the Department of Global Political Studies at Malmö University. She is currently involved in three different research projects focusing on climate and energy policy-making in Sweden, the role of governmental institutions and how they work with issues of environmental justice and social differences.
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The LUCSUS seminars are open for the public, held online and take place Thursdays from 11am to 12 noon. We are looking forwards to seeing you!