Climate Change And Extreme Phenomena Affect Women More Than Men, Especially in Africa

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Climate Change And Extreme Phenomena Affect Women More Than Men, Especially in Africa

Women are more prone to be affected by climate change, according to some studies, a BBC report revealed in March. UN figures indicate that 80% of people affected by these changes are women. The Paris Agreement provides for a specific provision for empowering women, recognizing that they are disproportionately affected.

The women in Central Africa are the most affected by climate change due to the region’s cultural and socioeconomic situation

In Central Africa, where up to 90% of Lake Chad disappeared, indigenous nomad groups are, particularly, at risk. As the lake retracts, women are forced to travel far longer to provide water.

Dried seasons, as they are becoming longer than they’d normally be, bring even more negative consequences in the areas affected by climate change.

In Africa, women work harder than men to feed their families and to take good care of them and, due to the lack of resources, this hard job affects them more.

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  • Date: 2018-04-16T13:16:30-04:00
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How to engage public on climate change issues through framing

Many countries are keen to engage their citizens on climate change, using interactive platforms and multimedia channels that have positive impacts on climate change adaptive communities.

It is the necessary engagement tools and procedures that need to be harnessed so that the citizens are empowered and engaged into the appropriate discourse. While it is quite true that people are being engaged anyhow, it is the manner and level of such engagement that is a cause for concern.

People who are under siege from climate retributions need to be engaged from a variety of situational frames of references; they need to be introduced and interrogated to a wide cross-section of climate change awareness, education and appropriate information literacy skills for life-long learning.

This is the kind of learning that is unique in its own right, suitable and conducive for nurturing sustainable development ideas.

These public engagement techniques on climate change would be situationaly interactive and inclusive, thereby, enabling people to generate sustainable ideas and life-skills for their livelihoods and daily problem-solving transactions. Reframing climate-specific narratives in ways that engage the citizens would help to communicate climate change issues in clearer ways.

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  • Date: 2018-04-16T05:57:22+02:00
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Climate Adaptation Strategies and the Role of Gender

Last week, heads of state from Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand met for the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap to discuss the threats to the Mekong River region, among them how to develop effective coping strategies for climate-related vulnerabilities.

Cambodia is already feeling the effects: the country recently endured a “searing” two-year drought; since 2000, Tonle Sap Lake has experienced the three worst floods and storms in recent history; coastal areas are increasingly exposed to salinity intrusion; and crucial ecosystems are deteriorating. Industrialization and development along the Mekong River Basin only heighten these challenges.

The effects of extreme climate conditions especially impact the rural poor in Cambodia. The majority are dependent on agriculture and fishing for their livelihoods. Photo/Karl Grobl

The effects of extreme climate conditions especially impact the rural poor in Cambodia. The majority are dependent on agriculture and fishing for their livelihoods, yet both crop and fish production are threatened as higher temperatures and erratic rainfall patterns result in increasingly severe floods and droughts across the country. This leaves families facing food and income insecurity, and difficult choices regarding the best way to adapt.

While increasing climate variability can have devastating effects on both men and women, it places a disproportionate burden on women in Cambodia. Droughts and floods exacerbate women’s existing vulnerabilities, such as lower levels of income, education, health, mobility, and decision-making power. For instance, flood-related illnesses increase women’s care-taking responsibilities and decrease their ability to pursue income-generating opportunities and other resilience-building activities.

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  • Date: 2018-04-11T15:10:34-07:00
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