Gender, generations, social protection & climate change: a thematic review

Bibliography and literature reviews
August 2011
Valerie Nelson

Climate-related shocks and stresses are adding pressure to the already precarious livelihoods of marginalised peoples experiencing poverty and a range of other constraints in the global South - and will increasingly do so with progressive climate change. 

This study provides an introductory outline of key concepts in climate change vulnerability and resilience, but places these firmly in a broader understanding of institutional and environmental vulnerability. 

A comprehensive review of the literature has been undertaken on four key topics:

  • gender and climate change;
  • children and climate change;
  • older people and climate change; and
  • social protection and climate change. 
This paper summarises the key insights from this literature to inform policy-makers, practitioners and researchers of the current thinking in this field.