Anne Larson: The need for a gendered approach to REDD+

08 Mar 2015

CIFOR principal scientist Anne Larson speaks about the need to consider how climate change might affect men and women differently, and to incorporate gender into studies of both mitigation and adaptation.

“If we don’t take a gendered approach, we’re likely to do more harm than good for women…In the REDD+ context, if the status quo is inequitable then interventions that don’t understand and address those inequities from the beginning are doomed to perpetuate them.”