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Women Parliamentarians and Deforestation Around The World

Salahodjaev, Raufhon and Yuldashev, Oybek and Yusupov, Nurmuhammad (2016): Women Parliamentarians and Deforestation Around The World.

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Abstract

Deforestation has now taken the center stage in the climate change debate which has become a heavily politicized process. We argue that involvement of women in that process can be instrumental in reducing deforestation. We find significant and robust evidence for this hypothesis in a cross-section of 163 countries covering 1990–2010. Our results have important policy implications and call for wider involvement of women in the climate change debates and policy making.

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