Commentary: Transitions, policy, and implementation through a feminist lens
Transitions focused on transforming the emissions drivers of climate change at the global scale might produce needed results while obscuring the fact that those transitions have made things worse for some people and places. The political character of transition, when framed as transformational, lends itself to feminist analysis. In the context of transitions to sustainability, or perhaps to climate-resilient development, an area of great potential for feminist analysis is implementation - the decisions and actions that materialize policy through the structures and processes of social differentiation in particular places. The inclusion of indigenous and local knowledge in processes dominated by epistemologies of scientific evidence is challenging. Policies produce impacts through implementation, itself shaped by local context and often biased toward the status quo. Feminist analysis suggests that challenging the status quo requires arenas in which plural knowledges can coexist and be held in productive tension. © 2024 selection and editorial matter, Seema Arora- Jonsson, Kavya Michael, and Manish Kumar Shrivastava; individual chapters, the contributors.
Just Transitions: Gender and Power in India’s Climate Politics
feminism, climate change, India, policy
Carr, Edward, "Commentary: Transitions, policy, and implementation through a feminist lens" (2023). Sustainability and Social Justice. 555.