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Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Response: A Perspective for Inclusive Response (Abstract)

Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Change Response: A Perspective for Inclusive Response  By- Aditya Bastola Abstract This paper is an attempt to draw the linkages between gender and climate change from adaptive perspectives to address the phenomenon. It brings in the impacts and a strategic action to challenge and implement measures based on studies carried out in the semi-arid regions of India, where distress and devastating conditions of livelihood options are the only alternatives for women in the rural communities.   Today it is a known fact, climate change is no more a technical response, it has moved beyond mitigation to adaptation measures. A triple gains approach within climate response, embraces adaptation as a process of mitigation. It is also found that countries, communities and individual with less adaptive capacities are the most likely to be affected with the impacts of climate change (IDS, 2008). Since Climate Change has a human dimension (Dankelman, 2002), it has moved beyo…