Intersectional inequalities to consider in action to address environmental degradation

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Synergies between biodiversity and land degradation goals and reducing gender and intersectional inequalities cannot be presumed, they must be created and nurtured. This study explores intersectionality as a critical concept and tool to address social inequalities in research and actions to reverse environmental degradation. It explores the ways in which an intersectional approach has thus far been adopted and identifies areas that require further attention for meaningful equity in environmental degradation/restoration contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

Bibliographical note

This scoping paper was written to inform and enhance the focus and research direction for the Reversing Environmental Degradation in Africa and Asia (REDAA) programme, managed by the International Institute for Environment and Development. It was commissioned by The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Summaries of all the scoping papers can be found at


  • Intersectionality
  • environmental degradation
  • environmental restoration
  • indigenous and local knowledge
  • conservation


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