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Enhancing Women-Focused Investments In Climate And Disaster Resilience

Women play important roles for leading actions to strengthen resilience to disaster and climate-related shocks and stresses, especially at the local level. Such actions create transformational change by challenging existing standards and paradigms and concur with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. However, investments in such actions remain limited. This report focuses on women as agents of change for resilient development, and argues for more investments in enhancing their capacities. Women-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience require tackling multiple vulnerabilities and discriminations that women and girls face in the near and longer term. Such investments should be undertaken in all sectors—agriculture and livelihoods, urban, energy, water resources, finance, and social protection—and require political will, technical capacity, wide-ranging partnerships, and longer-term commitment.
Language: English
Pubished By: Asian Development Bank
Pubished date: May 2020

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