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Scottish Government research report published exploring ‘International climate justice, conflict and gender’

The Scottish Government has published their new funded research report with ClimateXChange which concluded in 2022. It identifies areas of opportunity for policy makers to develop a gender responsive approach to international climate justice. 

The report, in collaboration with ClimateXChange, Scotland’s centre of expertise connecting climate change research and policy provides the following context:

“Climate change, conflict and gender are mutually reinforcing dynamics that interact to destroy lives and livelihoods, especially for the most disadvantaged. From an analysis of Scottish Government work to date, and best practices in international policy and programming, this report suggests strategic policy opportunities through which the Scottish Government could boost its global roles in climate justice and gender equality, and contribute to peace and security.”

The five key opportunities identified by this research are as follows:

  1. Centre economic justice in climate justice
  2. Use the Climate Justice Fund and International Development Strategy to support just, inclusive and sustainable feminist economies
  3. Empower women peacebuilders and environmental defenders to advocate for economic transformation
  4. Advance gender equality through all Climate Justice Fund and International Development programming
  5. Leverage partnerships at home and abroad and continue to learn.

You can access the research report here.

Cover image: Hatkhola Women’s Squad – It starts with Her – taken by the British Red Cross.

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