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Impact of climate change on different groups and communities 

Written By: / Articles / Tuesday, 20 December 2022 17:38

The effects of climate change are felt across different groups and communities. However, it is disproportionately higher for women due to heavy dependence on natural resources, high poverty levels, lack of access to basic amenities, etc. Extreme climate events such as flood-drought will have a greater impact on poor women, which can also lead to devastating effects.
Due to climate change in Asia and Africa, men were forced to leave their farms and take up work. Have to migrate in search, due to which the pressure of work is increasing on the women living at home. Women have to take care of their children and farms alone. They are forced to live in harsh conditions. His health is also being affected.
In fact, due to gender inequality, women are more dependent on livelihoods like fishing, agriculture, horticulture etc. which are under threat from climate change. An increase in climate change events will reduce women’s productivity and income, increasing the level of gender inequality. Actually Floods, droughts and floods leave the place uninhabitable, which can lead to the displacement of groups of people living in vulnerable areas.
However, it is more likely to affect women. For example, based on UN estimates, 80 percent of people displaced by climate change are women. Women are also disproportionately affected by drought and water scarcity, often spending considerable time traveling to distant water resources and providing water for their families. East AfricaIn the U.S., drought has forced pastoral farmers to travel long distances to find water.
Climate change reduces the productivity of agriculture, which could threaten global food security. Girls are more likely than boys to be provided with less food during times of food scarcity, thus making them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases, especially vector-borne diseases made more prevalent by climate change. In the aftermath of disasters, women are more likely to be victims of sexual assault, violence, and other they are more likely to face human rights violations.
Because of this crisis, women have historically developed knowledge and skills related to water harvesting, food preservation and rationing, and natural resource management. This conventional wisdom can be put to use. For example, older women in Africa represent a knowledge pool through their inherited knowledge related to disaster early warnings and mitigating the effects of disasters. Benefits of Self Help Groups to promote education and skills can be raised. Which can help in developing adaptation strategies against climate change. Women can act as community responders to natural disasters.
Climate investment can be furthered through grassroots women’s organizations. Adaptation initiatives should identify and address gender-specific impacts of climate change, especially in areas related to water, food security, agriculture, energy, health, disaster management and conflict. Development plan to women’s priorities and needs should be reflected in the budget and funding. Participation of women in the process of decision making at the national and local level regarding the allocation of resources to meet the challenge of climate change. It is also important to ensure gender-sensitive investment in programs for technology transfer and capacity building.
Grant-giving organizations and donors must also take into account women-specific circumstances when developing. Women are still not in a decisive role in a big way. Restricted Land rights, lack of access to financial resources, training and technology and limited access to political decision-making areas often prevent them from playing a full role in tackling climate change. Women, despite being disproportionately affected by climate change, are critical to climate change adaptation and mitigation and should be included in decision-making. Climate change is having a worse effect on women’s health than men’s. Deaths and injuries due to climate change The rate of T is two-thirds higher in women than in men. Women need to be empowered. 

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Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

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