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Climate Change, Health and Gender: An Overview of Implications on Women

Popoola, R. O. (2014) Climate Change, Health and Gender: An Overview of Implications on Women. International Journal of Health Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 29-36. ISSN 2372-5079

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The catastrophic environmental events that characterized the last few decades which include hurricanes, Tsunamis, melting of the glaciers, the rising of the ocean and flooding have shocked the world. These global catastrophes have been caused by numerous factors ranging from deforestation, desertification to the emission of Greenhouse gases. Specifically, the vulnerabilities and health risk posed by climate change to the health of women have been a major concern. It is against this background that this paper presents a descriptive analysis utilizing secondary data to examine the linkage between climate change and health of women. The study finds that vulnerabilities of women to the numerous lives threatening effect of climate have been exacerbated by the insensitive nature of most climate change response programmes and policies. This study concludes that to solve the health implications of climate change on women, goes beyond drafting a special protocol or framework protecting women or drawing new programme for men. Rather a collective efforts of all to act responsively to improve the environment is required. Therefore, the study recommends among others the need to create knowledge based job for women.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate Change, Health, Gender
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 10:30

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