We need to match frequency and intensity of climate disasters with bold, collective action
The 27th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, had the view to build on previous successes and pave the way for future ambition to tackle climate change.
The frequency and intensity of disasters are increasing day by day.
Women and girls, persons with disability, uncared-aged, Dalits and other vulnerable communities are facing increasing and multiple risks as the climate crisis worsens.
Despite being disproportionately impacted, the women interviewed in the research gave many examples of how they are leading the way in responding to the effects of climate change on their communities.
Other recommendations of the study are: Increasing and enabling women's access to climate finance for loss and damage, creating space for women's leadership in addressing loss and damage and addressing women's disproportionate care burden.
Promoting and accelerating social protection policies that are gender transformative, incorporating women's protection into all action on loss and damage and supporting women-led agroecology during the recovery are also important suggestions in the report.
India should gear up its finances for this and also ask for the establishment of a loss and damage financing facility at COP27 and developed countries should bear the cost for the impact of climate change-induced disasters on vulnerable communities.
Women need to be supported for small-scale businesses, animal husbandry and agri-fisheries so they can provide for resettled households.