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Author Roy, Shouraseni Sen,
Title Linking gender to climate change impacts in the Global South / Shouraseni Sen Roy.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2018.

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Author Roy, Shouraseni Sen,
Series Springer climate
Springer climate.
Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Human beings -- Effect of climate on -- Developing countries.
Women -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Dedication; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Climate Change in the Global South: Trends and Spatial Patterns; Introduction; How Much Has the Earth Warmed?; Has It Become More Dry or Wet?; Is There More Air Pollution?; Are There More Intense and Frequent Extreme Weather Events?; Has the Climate Become More Variable or Unpredictable?; What Are the Model Predictions for Future Climate?; Conclusions; References; Chapter 2: Spatial Patterns of Gender Inequalities/Inequities Across the Global South; Introduction; Human Development Index (HDI); Gender Development Index (GDI)
Gender Inequality Index (GII)Global Gender Gap Index (GGGI); Education; Empowerment; Health and Survival; Climate Vulnerability Index; References; Chapter 3: Health; Introduction; Infectious Diseases; Malaria; Dengue; Extremes; Heat Waves; Climate Variability; Global Patterns of Female Health Indicators in Relation to Climate Change and Vulnerability Index; References; Chapter 4: Water; Introduction; Water Scarcity; Water Surplus; Water Quality; Waterborne Diseases; References; Chapter 5: Climate Refugees; Introduction; Sea Level Rise; Extreme Weather Events; Food Insecurity; Conflicts
Summary This authored book assesses the spatial patterns of climate change and gender inequalities across the Global South, and analyzes the disproportionate impacts that climate change processes have on women in these regions. Though many books attempt to incorporate gender issues into climate change, this book examines the issue as a whole by addressing the relationship between climate change and gender from a number of perspectives. The book incorporates case studies from various regions of the Global South, a designation broadly defined as the countries of Africa, Middle and South America, and most of Asia including the Middle East. In the book's two main sections, readers will learn about how climate change affects access to regional opportunities and resources, the obstacles created by climate change that affect women more strongly than men, and how affected female populations adapt to changing conditions and protect their local livelihoods. Section one, covering chapters 1 and 2, addresses the spatial patterns of climate change and gender inequalities/inequities across the Global South by analyzing long-term trends from the latest reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the World Economic forum. Section two, covering chapters 3 through 7, discusses the critical issues related to climate change and gender inequality, and presents literature reviews and case studies in the Global South. The different issues and perspectives discussed include health, water and food security, education, conflicts, migration, participation in decision-making processes, and changing urban social landscapes. The concluding chapter discusses policy initiatives and makes recommendations to some of the gender mainstreaming through empowerment and participation. This interdisciplinary book will appeal to academics and policy-makers beyond just the fields of environmental sciences and gender studies, and may be adopted as a resource for graduate students and researchers.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 26, 2018).
ISBN 9783319757773 (electronic bk.)
3319757776 (electronic bk.)
9783319757766 (print)
OCLC # 1032303170

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