Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law
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Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law

Edited by Kate Miles

The Research Handbook on Environment and Investment Law examines one of the most dynamic areas of international law: the interaction between international investment law and environmental law and policy. The Research Handbook takes a thematic approach, analysing key issues in the environment–investment nexus, such as freshwater resources, climate, biodiversity, biotechnology and sustainable development. It also includes sections which explore regional experiences and address practice and procedure, and offers innovative approaches and critical perspectives, including the interface between foreign investment and the environment with human rights, gender, indigenous peoples, and economics.
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Chapter 18: Environment, foreign investment and gender

Rachel J. Anderson

Abstract

The ways in which women and girls are affected by, and influence, foreign investment and the environment are underexamined in international law research. In addition, the lack of genderspecific legal or policy analyses and research on gender-disaggregated data results in underdocumented harms and lost potential benefits. This chapter sets out a roadmap for researching the intersection of gender, environment and foreign investment. It discusses the role of gender in the nexus of foreign investment and the environment as well as the role of gender blindness and gender mainstreaming in research, law and policy on these issues. This includes delineating key legal issues set into relief by focusing on the interaction between gender, the environment, and foreign investment. It also provides a tentative framework for developing a robust qualitative body of research on the nexus of gender, the environment and foreign investment and identifies potential issues and directions for future research.

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