Special Issue "Sustainability and Resilience to Climate Change Hazards and Gender Equality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 5201
Interests: Interdisciplinary research and education; sustainable development and gender equality in academia; resilience to climate change hazards and gender equality; sustainability oriented engineering education; gender equality transformation of engineering higher education institutions; education for peace and life; circular economy; bioeconomy; waste-based bioeconomy; bioenergy; social acceptance of bioenergy; sustainable use of renewable resources; renewable energy
Interests: Urban Planning; Disaster Mitigation; Design Risk Reduction; Role Gender in Disaster Prevention and Management; Urban Gaming Simulation
Interests: Transportation Engineering and Planning; Road Safety; Education Quality; Transport Resilience
Interests: thermochemical treatments of pyrolysis; gasification; sustainability; bioenergy–solid biofuels–waste; hybrid bioenergy–energy generation systems; combined RES energy production systems, emphasized in biomass/waste sources; hybrid RES in conjunction with pyrolysis and gasification
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Interests: transport innovation; gender and transport; logistics; social impact of transformational techno
Gender equality and inclusion are of growing importance and focus in many sectors, including education, research, business, and governance. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is envisaging building peaceful, resilient, equitable, and inclusive societies. Sustainable development implies constant evolutionary and adaptive change, while gender equality is a prerequisite to this. Gender equality is a critical goal because its implementation can foster positive cascading effects on the achievement of all SDGs, and it is directly connected to the nexus of education-sustainability. In terms of climate change-based disasters, the transition towards socio-ecological resilience should be aligned with the fundamental aspect of gender equality. Women are the victims of climate change disasters and gender equality is another parameter that must be considered in climate-based resilience. Vulnerabilities and gender inequality can impede the effectiveness and sustainability of climate change responses. Increasing gender equality has a positive impact on productivity, boosts problem-solving, and increases innovation, all of which are essential outcomes for tackling the great challenges we are facing, from health to food security, from climate change to sustainable communities. Women’s greater participation would not only be a social policy but would also enhance sustainability, resilience, and democracy. Policy planning should integrate natural and social capitals, ethics, and values, as agencies towards the acceleration of the fundamental changes for a sustainable and resilient life.
This Special Issue comprises papers that explore the multifaceted dimensions of gender equality in relation to sustainability and resilience to climate change hazards. Through a series of papers, it explores promising approaches for transforming higher education, research, leadership, policy making, and institutions towards gender equality. Gender equality is a wicked problem interconnected with overlapping complexities inherent in our society that create symbiotic relationships that connect issues to one another. Therefore, gender equality is interconnected with the global challenges of climate change, health, security of food, water, waste, energy, and biodiversity. Vulnerabilities and gender inequality can impede the effectiveness and sustainability of climate change responses. Increasing gender equality has a positive impact on productivity, boosts problem-solving and increases innovation, and creates sustainable and inclusive communities. Women’s greater participation and empowerment would enhance sustainability, resilience, and democracy. Policy planning should integrate natural and social capitals, ethics, and values, as agencies towards the acceleration of the fundamental changes for a sustainable and resilient life. The purpose of the Special Issue is to contribute responding to climate change (mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer and financing) by including a gender lens and arguing that gender be horizontally integrated into climate change response efforts.
Prof. Dr. Anastasia Zabaniotou
Prof. Paola Rizzi
Prof. Dr. Khaled A. Al-Sahili
Dr. Vasiliki Skoulou
Ms. Maria Cristina Marolda
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- Gender Equality
- Climate Change
- Resilience, Hazards