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20100120 Impact of Climate Change on People with Disabilities


20100120 Impact of Climate Change on People with Disabilities

Report of the e-discussion hosted by The Global Partnership for Disability & Development (GPDD)
and The World Bank (Human Development Network - Social Protection/Disability & Development Team


Due to existing inequities and disparities, people with disabilities will face a disproportionate impact due to climate change. People with disabilities and their families need adaptation and coping strategies and robust systems and mechanisms that can mitigate and minimize the harmful effects of climate change, and promote sustainable access to basic necessities, secure livelihoods, health care, and social and civic participation. The objective of the e-discussion was to share information and knowledge about the needs of people with disabilities and good practices for inclusion in situations such as natural and man-made disasters, emergencies, violence and conflict, scarcity of resources, and development efforts, all of which will be affected by climate change.