Gender in Nordic Climate Policy: Does Equal Representation Make a Difference?

OPEN SEMINAR: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 13 FROM 12 TO 13 IN ÁRNAGARÐUR 301

Research shows that exposure and vulnerability to climate change differ due to gender, and globally women are underrepresented in climate politics. Furthermore, women are more likely than men to be willing to change their lifestyle in order to combat climate change. Therefore, gender is a necessary variable when examining policy making and climate change. The Nordic countries are often considered forerunners in climate policy and gender equality, branding themselves as “the green North, a gender equal actor”. Is there a climate-gender regime in Nordic policy-making that results in gender sensitive climate policies?

Dr. Gunnhildur Lily Magnúsdóttir is Assistant Professor in International Politics and European Studies at the University of Malmö. She has also worked at the University of Lund and she is currently teaching at the University of Iceland.

Moderator: Pia Hansson, Director of the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.

The seminar will be in English.