Reminder--Tuesday 12:45pm--HHH's Gabe Chan on Gender Policies in Climate Finance

Issue Linkage in the Climate Regime: Gender Policies in Climate Finance   
A Freeman Global Policy Seminar

Assistant Professor Gabe Chan, Humphrey School

Tuesday, October 23
12:45–2:00 p.m.
Humphrey School Room 35

Professor Chan will discuss the history of gender mainstreaming in international development policy generally and in climate finance. He will address why gender mainstreaming is occurring in climate finance and to what extent the linkage of gender to climate is appropriate and/or useful.

Multiple international agreements, such as the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, express the norms of respecting and promoting the human rights of women and men and advancing gender equality. Studies show that climate change has disproportionate impacts on women due to socioeconomic status, restrictive gender norms, and lack of access to resources and services, but also that including women as stakeholders in planning and implementation leads to improved project outcomes. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome!

Gabe Chan is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) area. Gabe's research examines policies to stimulate innovation in energy technologies and mitigate global climate change in the United States, China, and internationally. Chan's research blends economic methods and theory with a broader set of social science and technical knowledge. Recent research has been focused on several lines of inquiry.

Chan received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2015 and bachelor's degrees in political science and earth, atmospheric and planetary science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in 2009. Chan is originally from San Francisco, California and had lived in Boston, Massachusetts, for 10 years before moving to the Twin Cities.
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