Short introduction Ulrike Roehr

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 network GenderCC - Women for Climate Justice and headed the German focal point on gender, environment, sustainability (genanet) which is aims to support gender mainstreaming in environmental policy by providing information, hosting a network of gender & environment experts, advising environment organisations and ministries, and carrying out research.
In recent years I was the lead adviser of BRIDGE’s (University of Sussex) cutting edge programme on gender and climate change, and the lead researcher of the assessment of the implementation of chapter k (Women and the Environment) in the 27 European Union countries - with the main focus on climate change, and here particularly on energy and transport, carried out on behalf of the European Institute for Gender Equality. Additionally, I was involved in gender trainings and the development of a toolkit for researchers applying to the 7. Framework Programme (in cooperation with Yellow Window, Belgium, see: http://www.yellowwindow.be/genderinresearch/index.html)

My main areas of work
Gender perspectives in climate protection / climate change and energy: Research and studies, background information and articles, measures for increasing the share of women in the field of climate protection/energy, training for women in renewable energy production and energy efficiency, networking and lobbying on European and UN level to mainstream gender into climate change/energy related programmes and negotiations.
Mainstreaming gender into environmental policy and sustainability strategies: Studies and research in the field of gender justice, environment/sustainability and specific aspects thereof; advice and support for gender mainstreaming processes in environmental ministries, agencies and organisations; providing and disseminating information, case studies and best practice; publishing, training of researchers in gender issues.
Participation in the reviews of the Sustainability Strategies and Green Economy / Low Carbon Development: developing statements, organising review workshops for women, cooperation with environmental organisations, monitoring the processes from a gender perspective.
Networking in the field of gender, sustainability & environment: cooperation at national, regional and international level; dissemination of information; development of strategies on how to improve women’s participation/how to integrate gender aspects; conceptualisation and realisation of conferences and seminars; participation in advisory boards; lectures and publications regarding women/gender and environment/sustainability.

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cheveigne's picture

Hi Ulrike,
You work sounds very interesting ! Can I make a link to Amber's post where she raises the question of the line between natural and social sciences (I wrote a comment on it). Your double training in civil engineering and sociology is a possible answer, since you can combine both views. Would you care to comment on that ?

das0ld's picture

Hi
My name is Lena Dominelli and I am at Durham University in the UK. I am unable to join the discussion, but thought I would send a note saying, I am still trying to join in.
Best wishes Lena

csipike's picture

Well, in urban planning you can have sociology of architecture perspectives, between built environment and sociology, correct me if I am wrong.

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2016-Feb-24

3 years 9 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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2016-Feb-23

3 years 9 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-...
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3 years 9 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...
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3 years 9 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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3 years 9 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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3 years 9 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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