This review gives a number of examples of women-initiated measures to cope with climate change and environmental stresses in South Asia (see Section 3). Many more examples exist and a strong literature base is developing. However, this is still relatively small and much of the literature lacks clear information and measurements of the impacts of these adaptations and their long-term effects. Many of these impacts are supposed but little empirical evidence was found.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.
Price, R.A. (2018) Women-initiated measures to cope with environmental stresses and climate change in South Asia. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.
Published 28 February 2018