Gender, Climate Change and Sustainable Development: The Unhappy Marriage of Engendering Policy and Practice

  • Yvonne Corcoran-NantesEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)


The terminal ending of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) with a claim to a ‘revolutionary but realistic agenda’ failed to deliver in any substantive way. We now embark on appraising and negotiating to implement a new agenda with the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015. While there were 8 MDGs, SDGs consist of more ambitious 17 goals, and while the former focused on developing non-western nations, the latter now requires all nations to work towards a global development agenda. The UN claims that the SDG fund underwriting this global agenda is a game changer; so how does that work in practical terms especially when it comes to SDG5—the commitment to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls?


Gender Environment Gender equality SDG5 Sustainable development Policy Aid programs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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