Incorporating a Gender Perspective into H2020 Research Proposals

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Incorporating  Gender into H2020 Climate & Environment Research

Horizon 2020 calls “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”


23-24 February 2016 


When researching the interaction between natural resources and humans, it is essential to incorporate a gender perspective to ensure non-biased results as established in Horizon 2020.

The e-discussion aims to bring together current approaches for incorporating gender into climate action and environmental research broadly understood. It aims to provide concrete examples how a gender perspective not only can be integrated into research projects under the H2020 call “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” but also contributes to produce research that is of better quality, higher impact and social relevance. The online discussion is aimed at both gender and non-gender experts, particularly researchers in natural and life sciences.

The discussion will take place over two days. During the first session, invited experts will outline recent developments for thinking together gender and climate action. The second session, then dives more specifically into concrete examples and ways to integrate a gender perspective into research. Participants are invited to actively participate in the discussion presenting their own research, methodologies or ask the expert panel directly.




Tuesday February, 23rd 2016

14:00 – 17:00 CET

Setting the Scene: Recent Developments, Thematic Approaches and Focus, Related Topics and Scientific Fields regarding Gender and Climate Action.


Wednesday February, 24th 2014

14:00 – 17:00 CET

Benefits and implications of incorporating a gender perspective in climate and environmental research.

Methodological challenges and advances.

Best practice examples.



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Amber Fletcher, Ph.D. (University of Regina, Canada)

Dr. Elaine Enarson

(Independent Scholar, USA)

Gotelind Alber

(GenderCC-Women forClimate Justice, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Halsnæs (Technical University Denmark)

Prof. Dr. Margaret Alston(Monash Univ., Australia)

Ulrike Röhr
(GenderCC-Women for Climate Justice, Germany)



Friday, July 23, 2021 - 15:14

Active Threads:


8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: joerg
14:00 – 17:00 CETPart II of our e-discussion focuses on concrete (disciplinary specific) challenges for incorporating a gender perspective into research dealing with climate action, the environment, resource efficiency and raw materials. In addition, practical examples from the field will give guidance and illustrate the potential benefits in terms of research excellence. What are good...
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8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: Gotelind Alber
With my first input in this discussion, I’d like to focus on gender in the UNFCCC process. In the fundamental documents, the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, gender has been absent, and it took until 2001 to raise the issue and adopt a COP decision on gender balance in UNFCCC bodies, and until 2012 to adopt a more comprehensive decision on gender which involves also actions to promote gender-...
Comments: 10
8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: uroehr
Starting point Most knowledge on gender and climate change is available for developing countries (addressing the situation in developing countries). This is due to the situation that climate change generally impacts poor countries more than rich ones because of their geographical situation, and because of limited opportunities to adapt to climate change. Inside these countries, like in most...
Comments: 5
8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: uroehr
I am a civil engineer and sociologist by background, and have been working on gender issues in planning, Local Agenda 21, environment, and especially in energy and climate policy for about 30 years. I was committed to mainstream gender into climate policy on local and national levels and have been involved in gendering the UNFCCC process since the very beginning. I am co-founder of the global...
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8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: Amber Fletcher
Hello Everyone, My name is Amber Fletcher, and I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina, Canada. I study the social dimensions of climate change (both mitigation and adaptation) in agricultural contexts, with a focus on gender. In particular, I study how women in agriculture are affected by—and respond to—climate extremes such as...
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8 years 4 months ago
Posted by: joerg
14:00 – 17:00 CETDuring part I of our e-Discussion, experts are invited to give an overview of the field including recent developments such as for example the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Definitions of “gender” and “sex” are not identical across the manifold actors spanning different languages, cultures and certainly scientific disciplines. Neither are...
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