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dc.contributor.author Siyambango, Nguza
dc.contributor.author Kanyimba, Alex T.
dc.contributor.author Mufune, Pempelani
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-17T16:00:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-17T16:00:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Siyambango, N., Kanyimba, A.T., & Mufune, P. (2015). Indigenous knowledge and climate change in rural Namibia: A gendered approach. In K.C. Chinsembu, A. Cheikhyoussef, & D. Mumbengegwi (Eds.), Indigenous Knowledge of Namibia (pp. 263-282). Windhoek: UNAM Press. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-99916-42-05-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1795
dc.description.abstract Since 1972, robust literature about the need for men and women to respond to the impacts of climate change has emerged. The international response to climate change is embodied in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The UNFCCC that was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in 1992 has been in force since 1994. The ultimate objective of the UNFCCC is to: ‘... achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous human-induced interference with the climate system within a timeframe sufficient to allow ecosystems to adapt naturally to climate change, to ensure that food production is not threatened and to enable economic development to proceed in a sustainable manner.’ (UNFCCC cited in Kyoto 2, 2008.) The strategies envisaged by both scientists and politicians are based on the combination of adaptation, mitigation and use of indigenous knowledge (MET, 2011a, 2011b & 2011c). Mitigation, adaption and integration of indigenous knowledge require both men and women to participate equally in decisions pertaining to adjusting ecological, social or economic systems in response to observed climate change, and a process of curtailing greenhouse gas emissions and other anthropogenic interventions. However, traditional configuration of gender roles means that women and men have multiple responsibilities in the home, at the workplace and in the community. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia Press en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Rural Namibia en_US
dc.title Indigenous knowledge and climate change in rural Namibia: A gendered approach en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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