Gender Inequality: A Pro For Vulnerability To Climate Change Impacts And A Spiral For Sustainability Of Adaptation Strategies, Evidence From The Choke Mountain Ecosystems, Ethiopia | 10382
ISSN: 2157-7625

Journal of Ecosystem & Ecography
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Gender inequality: A pro for vulnerability to climate change impacts and a spiral for sustainability of adaptation strategies, evidence from the Choke Mountain Ecosystems, Ethiopia

2nd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development

Yalemzewd Nigussie

Accepted Abstracts: J Ecosys Ecograph

DOI: 10.4172/2157-7625.S1.014

Climate change stresses and incidences of unsustainable development projects are much higher in developing countries due to various factors including gender inequality. It is widely believed and evidenced that major climate change adaptation strategies depend on availability of information, access to credit, technology and other social services, and these in turn are predominantly decided by men mainly in developing countries like Ethiopia. This paper, thus, was intended to address the magnitude of climate change related vulnerability of households caused by gender inequality and factors that adversely affect sustainability of development projects in the Ethiopian Choke Mountain Ecosystems using established models, namely, ?vulnerability as expected poverty? and ?ordered probit?, respectively. Accordingly, it was found that presence of gender inequality in major household decisions as well as lack of participation of women in climate change adaptive and mitigation projects result in a higher vulnerability of households to impacts of climate change. In contrast, perceptions of project coordinators did not support the idea that gender inequality significantly affects sustainability of development interventions. To create a climate change resilient economy, we recommend for gender equality to be at the center of all development plans and programs. Keywords: Climate-change vulnerability, Gender inequality, Adaptation, sustainability.
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