New publication on gender & REDD+

New publication on gender & REDD+

April 2016

For those interested in gender as it relates to REDD+, a new publication is coming out that will be of help: Gender and Forestry:  Climate Change, Tenure, Value Chains, and Emerging Issues, edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Bimbika Sijapati Basnett, and Marlène Elias (London, Earthscan/CIFOR, 2016).  This collection pulls together mostly new research on these subjects, with about half of the book devoted to climate change issues.  The approaches range from cross site comparative studies to case studies to narrative analyses; It is introduced with a conceptual analysis that builds on Colfer and Minarchek’s Gender Box (2013).  Five hundred copies of this book will be distributed free in developing countries later this year, in an effort to foster more effective attention to men and women and their differing roles and desires in forests.  Colfer, Elias, Basnett and Susan Hummel are currently producing a second volume to be entitled The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests (publication anticipated in April of 2017).  This will also be global in scope, and bring together classics in the field that are difficult to access by developing country scientists and useful for anyone interested in gender and forests.

For more information on the publication, please contact Carol Colfer at c.colfer@cgiar.org