Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/179923
Authors: 
Mavisakalyan, Astghik
Tarverdi, Yashar
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
GLO Discussion Paper 221
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether female political representation in national parliaments influences climate change policy outcomes. Based on data from a large sample of countries, we demonstrate that female representation leads countries to adopt more stringent climate change policies. We exploit a combination of full and partial identification approaches to suggest that this relationship is likely to be causal. Moreover, we show that through its effect on the stringency of climate change policies, the representation of females in parliament results in lower carbon dioxide emissions. Female political representation may be an underutilized tool for addressing climate change.
Subjects: 
gender
political representation
climate change
environmental policy
JEL: 
D70
J16
Q54
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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