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StartClim: Gender Impact Assessment in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazards (GIAClim)

Project Leader
Damyanovic Doris, BOKU Project Leader
Duration:
01.06.2013-30.07.2014
Programme:
StartClim
Type of Research
Applied Research
Staff
Brandenburg Christiane, Project Staff
Hübl Johannes, Project Staff
Reinwald Florian, Project Staff
Fuchs Britta, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2019)
Allex Brigitte, Project Staff (bis 30.09.2021)
Eisl Julia, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2014)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Landscape Development, Recreation and Conservation Planning
Institute of Landscape Planning
Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering
Subproject(s):
StartClim: Gender Impact Assesment in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazards - Topic Climate Change(GIAClim) (NATKLIM)
Subproject(s):
StartClim: Gender Impact Assesment in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazards - TOPIC Natural Hazards (GIAClim) (NATHAZ)
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Stubenbastei 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
Abstract
The project „Gender Impact Assessment in the Context of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazards” (GIAClim) focuses on the gender dimensions of natural hazards like mud slides and floods caused by intense rain which have increase in frequency in Austria due to climate change. Exemplified by case studies, this project assesses gender relevant aspects in (planning) strategies and policies to avoid and minimize climate change impact. The project comprises of an analysis of decision making and participation processes regarding their gender impact. The researchers evaluate all steps of a decision making and planning process, from the strategy development to the implementation of measures and their impact. In addition, the project includes a gender specific survey of the perception of natural hazard and climate change. The project team applies a Gender Impact Assessment, a ex-ante assessment of strategies and adaptation measures to climate change and natural hazards. The assessments and surveys will inform a planning tool specifically drafted to address and take into account the gender dimensions in regards to climate changes and natural hazards.
Keywords
meteorology; torrent and avalanche control; land dedication; regional planning; landscape planning; Landscape ecology; Gender studies;
Gender Impact Assessment; Climate Change; Landscape Planning; Natural Hazards; Spatial Development;
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