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120516 IDDC Disability and sustainable development policy brief


120516 IDDC Disability and sustainable development policy brief

Issues of disability, poverty and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked. There are an estimated one billion people with disabilities worldwide.
People with disabilities are particularly at risk to the effects of climate change, such as natural disasters and food insecurity. In order to be effective, any discussions or framework in relation to sustainable development must incorporate disability-inclusive development principles.

Key recommendations:
1. All programming for climate change financing, mitigation, or adaptation must be required to specifically address those particularly at risk due to environment changes, including women, people with disabilities, children and older people.
2. The Sustainable Development Goals and their associated indicators, targets and reports must explicitly address people with disabilities.
3. Data regarding climate change and environment sustainability must be disaggregated in relation to disability.
4. Humanitarian responses to the effects of climate change (including natural disasters and food insecurity) must include people with disabilities.