Climate Change: Impact on Women and Children Urgent Need to Address the Vulnerabilities - Alok Singh

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), women and children are 14 times more likely than men to die in a disaster. Climate change exacerbates the existing vulnerabilities and inequalities, necessitating urgent and targeted interventions to promote gender equality, enhance resilience, and ensure sustainable development for women and children.

A recent study by the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation highlights that women and children in Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Telangana are particularly vulnerable to climate change-related disasters. The study also revealed that children exposed to climate hazards are more likely to be ....

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