SRHR & Climate Change: How is it linked

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SRHR & Climate Change: How is it linked

  1. 1. Climate changepoliticizing gender in theGlobal South- Case studyof Asia and the Pacific Shubha Kayastha International Coordinator in charge for Advocacy
  2. 2. ???How do you see linkages between Gender and Climate change ??? Do you think Climate change affect on Gender or SRH? How?
  3. 3. General assumptions High carbonPopulation Climate emission/ growth change pollution Assumption; Need to find Solution to population growth 3
  4. 4. NOW,,,,, let’s RETHINK !!!
  5. 5. Population growth and climate change agenda Highly populated area? High energy consumption?
  6. 6. Hunger is not the result of ‘too many mouths’ to feedPeople go hungry because they do nothave the land on which to grow food or the money with which to buy it.
  7. 7. • led to abuse, coercion and violation of women’s fundamental rights. 9 out of 12 population policies examined policy aim in birth control, with the burden of contraception mostly on women. (ARROW)• Women’s human right to choose about her fertility• Eg: China’s one child policy, Son’s preference in South-Asia 7
  8. 8. Why global south more vulnerable?• What is global south??• 20% of the population are responsible for 80% of the accumulated carbon build-up in the atmosphere.• the vast majority of population growth is taking place in developing countries where average consumption and GHG emission rates are far lower• Blame to global south whereas North is mostly responsible• Some glimpse of the effect
  9. 9. Flood in the Philippines
  10. 10. Landslide in Nepal
  11. 11. Water scarcity in south Asia
  12. 12. Drowning Maldives
  13. 13. Deforestation in Borneo, Indonesia
  14. 14. Pacific islands
  15. 15. • Women being most vulnerable to bear the cost of Climate change (life saving skills during calamities, collector for basic supply to family, migration, spousal migration- HIV)• Gendered agenda- Capitalism in Climate change agenda
  16. 16. Women’s bodies should not be the vehicle for climate change solutions, but concern for the impact of climate change on women should prompt effective as well as rights- respecting efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE).
  17. 17. World cafe How CC is affecting SRH of young people?What can be done in terms of advocacy to deal with CC impact on young people?
  18. 18. Thank you! shubhakayastha@gmail.com

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