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Gendering climate change discourse in India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 6, Issue (6), Pages 32-34, June,14 (2017)


The paper attempts to underscore how the climate change discourses have undermined the role and responsibilities of women who are almost missing in the discourse. I have picked up two approaches, the environment modernization approach and environment security approach to advance my arguments. The former implies that climate change issues have nothing to do with gender as they involve highly technical aspects deserving techno centric approach. Secondly, the security approach entails that environment concerns should be taken more seriously as they are going to pose greater threat than the terrorism. I argue that security concerns have injected elements of masculinity in the environment politics discourse. A way forward to bring women in climate change discourse lies in her empowerment and delegating space to her traditional knowledge system.


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