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Gender and climate change in the Indian Himalayas: global threats, local vulnerabilities, and livelihood diversification at the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

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Friday, August 7, 2015
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M.V. Ogra
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This paper presents a case study from the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve outlining the implications of climate change for women farmers in the area, as well as highlighting the potential for ecotourism as a key livelihood asset.

It argues that ecotourism could strengthen the adaptive capacity of local communities' in Uttarakhand, India, more broadly.

The paper intentionally employs a categorical focus on women but also addresses issues of inter-group and gender diversity. Suggestions for related research are proposed for consideration by climate scientists and social systems and/or policy modellers seeking to support gender justice through socially transformative perspectives and frameworks.

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