Scientific Summary 122 in IUFRO News Vol. 43, Double Issue 6&7, mid-July 2014
The international forum on "Linking Gender, Adaptation, Climate Change and Forestry/Resource Management" was an invitation-only event held at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada May 27-29, 2014 and organized in cooperation with IUFRO Working Group 6.08.00 Gender and Forestry.
Planners and decision-makers at national, provincial and local levels are just beginning to systematically plan, manage, and adapt community practices to climate change affecting forestry communities. These efforts have yet to consider how differential capabilities within forest-based communities and landscapes based on social dynamics (such as gender, culture, and age) may affect the planning process and the adaptive capacity within communities.
Hence, the objectives of the conference were to pool our knowledge, identify key questions about how gender affects the capacity of forest-based communities to adapt to climate and other changes, suggest modifications to a guidebook designed to help communities plan for adaptation, and identify additional outlets for the results of our discussion and consider future collaborative research opportunities.
Download the full Scientific Summary:
Report by Maureen G. Reed, University of Saskatchewan, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 6.08.00 Gender and forestry (http://www.iufro.org/science/divisions/division-6/60000/60800/)
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