Gender and Climate Change: Challenges for Climate Induced Migrants amid COVID-19
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Rapid climate changes are forcing people to migrate (internally and internationally) for their survival. Slow on-set climate events such as droughts, desertification, deforestation, sea level rise and rapid on-set events such as floods, glacial lake outbursts floods, and water scarcity are changing mobility patterns in many parts of the world. According to internal displacement monitoring center (IDMC), 16.1 million migrated due to floods, forest fires, storms, landslides and increased temperatures globally. These events affect men, women, boys and girls differently and it posses’ huge challenges for women and girls. With the emergence of global pandemic COVID-19, migrations patterns are likely to change. In South Asia, this summer, water scarcity and heatwaves are likely to force people to move towards cities which will expose them to the deadly virus. There is also need of the assessment of the number of COVID-19 cases in rural areas.
Moderator: Maryam Shabbir: Project Coordinator at SDPI
Opening Remarks: Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri: Executive Director SDPI
- Harjeet Singh is Global climate lead at Action Aid. He is also advisor on climate justice.
- Ms Munaza Hassan is a Pakistani Parliamentarian, Secretary General Women Parliamentarian Caucus and Chairperson National Assembly Standing Committee on Climate Change
- Md Shamsuddoha is the chief Executive of Center for Participatory Research and Development –CPRD (www.cprdbd.org), a research based non-government organization in Bangladesh. He is a member of delegation of the government of Bangladesh to the UNFCCC climate change negotiation and has been consistent in following negotiation especially on loss and damage, finance, adaptation and technology transfer.
- Kashif Majeed Salik is an Associate Research Fellow at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
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