2018 PEP Policy Forum
Women, children and climate change
Designing an economic policy research agenda
June 13, 2018 | Bangalore, India
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity today. It has implications on all dimensions of welfare, livelihoods and economic prospects. These effects are felt by all countries, but developing countries are the hardest hit. Within them, the most vulnerable populations—especially women and children—are impacted the most.
The effects of climate change differ from one population to another, depending on a number of factors. Gaining a deeper understanding of how different populations will be affected or respond to these challenges is crucial to informing the design of policies and interventions that can support mitigation and adaptation effectively. Furthermore, recognizing women and children as proactive agents of change will lead to more sustainable and equitable interventions.
Convening a dialogue to share existing knowledge and identify key information gaps
As part of its 2018 Annual Conference, PEP is inviting policy actors, development partners and international experts from around the world to a special forum to define priority issues for an effective and inclusive policy research agenda on “women, children and climate change”. The discussion will concentrate on how children and women in developing countries are affected by and respond to climate change effects, as well as the policy needs and perspectives that researchers should understand before engaging in related studies.
As is the case of all PEP annual conferences, the event will also present an opportunity for local and international experts from different fields to come together and share their perspectives on this common yet multifaceted challenge.
To maximize the impact of this event, the conclusions will be synthesized and publicized widely by PEP. They will also inform a prospective agenda for future PEP research initiatives.