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Criteria One: What kind of approach is needed?

Criteria One: What kind of approach is needed?

by Secretariat GenderCC -
Number of replies: 1
  •  development approach
  •  liveability approach
  •  human rights perspective

Rather than merely reducing carbon emission gender sensitive LCD strategies should apply a human rights perspective and a liveability approach, recognising that energy is essential to fulfilling human needs, improve the well being of people, reduce poverty and gender inequality.  This should work in tandem with the need to tackle climate change.

In reply to Secretariat GenderCC

Re: Criteria One: What kind of approach is needed?

by Deleted user -

I often find in my work with poor communities that both women and men speak of many dimensions besides access to energy. I get the sense that it is not just about a material standard of living abut also about a quality of life. 'Development' to them also means a sense of empowerment, the ability to make decisions over their daily lives, the ability to have an influence on broader processes, I suppose you could say they speak of the human need to feel affirmed.  High carbon development carries many other disadvantages with it, namely the fact that it becomes ever more complex, large scale and removed from the people who are affected. So in that sense LCD should also explicitly look the ways in which it improves peoples ability to make or practice informed decision-making.