Gender mainstreaming and EU climate change policy

Allwood, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-2564-7145, 2014. Gender mainstreaming and EU climate change policy. European Integration online Papers, 18 (1). ISSN 1027-5193


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This article uses feminist institutionalism to examine how gender mainstreaming has been sidelined in European Union (EU) climate change policy. It finds that, with a few exceptions largely emanating from the European Parliament's Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, EU responses to climate change are gender-blind. This is despite the Treaty obligations to gender mainstream policy in all areas and despite the intersections between climate change and development policy, which is renowned for having taken gender equality and women's empowerment seriously and for instigating gender mainstreaming and specific actions as a means to achieve them. The persistent invisibility of gender can be attributed to various forms of institutional resistance.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: European Integration online Papers
Creators: Allwood, G.
Publisher: ECSA (European Communities Studies Association) - Austria
Date: 2014
Volume: 18
Number: 1
ISSN: 1027-5193
Rights: © 2014 by Gill Allwood
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:24
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:28

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