Project Details


Wellbeing ecology gender and community (WEGO) looks at gender and power relations in community responses to the current climate, economic and environmental crises in different socio-ecological contexts.

It aims to provide insightful and compelling analysis about the importance of gendered community response to climate, economic and environmental change as well as more detailed knowledge about what changes are required for greater resilience and sustainability. The research will look at resilience and sustainability by examining the gendered role of women in care work for the community and for the environment.

WEGO-ITN is building a grounded understanding of feminist political ecology looking how everyday practices of social difference, environmental change and political economies cross scales and shape global processes through Early Stage Researcher (PhD) projects. WEGO-ITN takes a decentralised ‘rooted networks’ approach developing its outputs, rather than this being heavily centralised and didactic, our ethics and approach commit us to fostering and expanding new networks by seeding FPE learning in multiple sites.

Key findings

WEGO-ITN findings are distributed through academic panels and workshops in political ecology, feminist studies, geography and development studies.

Open access publications include an edited volume Contours of Feminist Political Ecology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023) and a special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies. WEGO reaches a wider public through the WEGO-ITN website and Undisciplined Environment blogs and partners’ networks and by contributing to local campaigns around extractivism and climate justice, gender and labour rights, food sovereignty, well-being and rights to health and clean water.

WEGO-ITN also produced pedagogical tools in summer schools, E-learning modules and on-line Resources on FPE. WEGO-ITN is also actively engaged in civil society and advocacy bringing FPE perspectives to climate justice, community economies and degrowth.
Short titleWEGO-ITN
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/03/22


  • Feminist Political Ecology
  • Extractivism
  • Care
  • Degrowth
  • Social Movements
  • Feminist methodology
  • wellbeing