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Gender and Climate change: why are women at more risk from global heating?

07 December 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this lunch hour lecture our panellists will look at Gender and Climate Change, exploring why women are more at risk from global heating.

This event is free.

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About the lecture:
Priti Parikh will be discussing how women bear the burden of lack of infrastructure and how climate change further exacerbates this inequity. Virginie Le Masson will then talk about how violence against women and girls undermines their resilience to climate risks and Jordana Ramalho will explore the centrality of home and housing to women's experiences of climate change.

This event is part of UCL’s climate campaign ‘Generation One’.  Together we are the new generation taking responsibility for climate action and turning science into actionable ideas. 
Join our new era of climate action at ucl.ac.uk/generation-one

Please note that this lecture is taking place online only and we will circulate a link to join the event in good time beforehand.

About the Speakers

Dr Virginie Le Masson

Co-Director at IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster

Dr Virginie Le Masson is a Geographer by training, and one of the Co-Directors of the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster. Her research looks at gender inequalities and violence-related risks in places affected by environmental changes and disasters. Her ongoing collaborations with grassroot organisation Lead Tchad, Oxfam Intermon, and more recently with Plan International, aim to inform gender-responsive humanitarian and development programmes. She currently acts as the Global Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator for GRRIPP, a project funded by UKRI to federate organisations and scholars working on gender equality in the development and humanitarian sectors. In 2017, she co-edited a book, published by Routledge with Prof. Susan Buckingham on the importance to address climate change with attention to gender relations and power relationships. Virginie is also a Research Associate with the Overseas Development Institute.

Dr. Priti Parikh

Head at Engineering for International Development Centre at BSSC

Dr. Priti Parikh heads the Engineering for International Development Centre at BSSC which researches inclusive and sustainable infrastructure solutions in resource challenged settings.

Dr Jordana Ramalho

Lecturer in Development Planning for Diversity at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)

Jordana Ramalho is a Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL. Her research explores the socio-spatial political ecologies of disaster risk management, resilience building and urban development, and related issues of land tenure insecurity, displacement and grassroots social movements in Southeast Asia.