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Mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation in Cirebon, Indonesia

Briefing, 4 pages
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Climate change has a huge impact on many aspects of Indonesia’s economy, society and environment. The Cirebon area in West Java province is particularly affected by sea level rise, coastal flooding and long-term drought, making its population vulnerable to climate change impacts. Vulnerability to climate change depends on an individual’s adaptive capacity – and gender inequality can affect this capacity.

This briefing assesses the gender dimensions of climate change vulnerability in Cirebon coastal area and explores how gender sensitivity can be mainstreamed into local climate adaptation policies. Other factors which affect adaptive capacity, such as education, livelihoods, culture and the role of government, should also be taken into account when mainstreaming gender effectively into urban climate resilience plans and initiatives.

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9781784313692
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10791IIED