The V Tarragona International Environmental Law Colloquium (TIEC) jointly organized by the Tarragona Centre for Environmental Law Studies (CEDAT-Universitat Rovira i Virgili) and the Tarragona Environmental Law Students Association (AAEDAT) was held online on 25-26 June 2020 . The V TIEC was an activity carried out under research project ‘Constitución Climática Global: Gobernanza y Derecho en un Contexto Complejo’ funded by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitivity (DER2016-80011-P).
The theme of the V Tarragona International Environmental Law Colloquium (TIEC) was ‘Gender and Environmental Law. Challenges and opportunities for promoting the role of gender in environmental justice‘. Gender determines human relationships with the environment. Due to traditionally established gender stereotypes, people have taken over different responsibilities, knowledge and needs concerning natural resources and have also assumed different identities. People live within specific power dynamics. However, a gender approach goes beyond these topics. It is also linked to activism and social movements.
A gender perspective is absolutely necessary in order to face the climate emergency and other environmental struggles. Its contributions enrich different social fields, benefit social movements and broaden academic research that should assist in their (our) struggle for a better present and a worthy future. An environmental protection gendered approach should involve the revision of traditionally gender-neutral methodological tools, ethical principles, discourses and practices. It should involve methodological tools, political activism, transdisciplinarity, ethical principles and analytical discourses.
Karen Morrow (Swansea University), Lina Muñoz-Avila (Universidad del Rosario) and Amanda B. M. Fadigas (University of Girona and the Open University of Catalonia) addressed the overall theme of the colloquium in their inspiring presentations as keynote speakers in the fifth edition of the TIEC.
FINAL PROGRAMME (it includes abstracts and presentations)