There are two references of gender (vulnerable sections) in the climate change policy of India.
1. One of the guiding principles of national Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) reads
“Protecting the poor and vulnerable sections of society through an inclusive and sustainable development strategy, sensitive to climate change.”
2. The other very specific mention of gender is in the section 1.1 of the technical document. It says:
“The impacts of climate change could prove particularly severe for women. With climate change, there would be an increasing scarcity of water, reduction of yields in forest biomass, and increased risks to human health for children, women and the elderly in a household becoming the most vulnerable. With the possibility of decline in the availability of foodgrains, the threat of malnutrition may also increase. All these would add to deprivations that many women already encounter and so in each of the Adaptation programs, special attention should be paid to the aspect of gender.”
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