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IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS OF DALITS

by ragini — last modified 2014-01-13 17:00

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIFE & LIVELIHOOD OF DALITS An exploratory study from disaster risk reduction lens, December 2013. collaborative study by - National Dalit Watch of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights & Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development

"IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIFE & LIVELIHOOD OF DALITS", An exploratory study from disaster risk reduction lens, December 2013.

collaborative study by -

National Dalit Watch of National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights & Society for Promotion of Wasteland Development

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Dalit stakes in environment are high due to their dependence on natural resources for livelihoods. Though climatic uncertainties have implications on many sectors, rural livelihoods are most affected by changes in climatic patterns. Dalits, who are highly dependent on earnings from agricultural labour and, livestock rearing dependent on forests and other common lands have fewer resources and options to combat the damages to the resource base because of climate change. The internalization of discrimination and exclusion continue to deprive them of their social, economic and political rights and opportunities. Their locational, social and economic vulnerabilities place a greater strain on their adaptive capacity to climate change and ability to deal with shocks, stresses and change.

The study by SPWD and National Dalit Watch (NDW) attempts to investigate if there is an imposition of hierarchies of caste in the event of climate change induced disasters. The study becomes signifi cant given that climate change is more and more recognized as a global concern and available data suggests that in India it

is increasing the frequency and severity of weather-related hazards. The present institutional mechanisms for disaster management do not recognise caste induced vulnerabilities. To read more click here.......IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON LIFE AND LIVELIHOODS OF DALITS

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